Category Archives: Cattle Facts

Effect of Genetic Differences in Fat & Net Feed Intake on Efficiency of Weaner Production

Effect of Genetic Differences in Fat & Net Feed Intake on Efficiency of Weaner Production

This webinar will present the latest research outcomes investigating the combination of selection for fat or net feed intake and nutrition on efficiency of weaner production in Southern Australia. Presented by Associate Professor Wayne Pitchford, University of Adelaide

03/09/2012 8.00pm AES

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Beef Cattle Showmanship

Showmanship is more than entering the show arena during the fair or livestock show! It includes all the hard work that exhibitors put into their project from the day they purchase their animal. Showmanship is defined as the ability to present your animal to the best of it’s genetic ability. Many factors enter into the equation for a successful showman, including proper nutrition, halter-breaking, and daily care and grooming.

Celina R. Johnson and Brett Kaysen
Colorado State University

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Clipping and Grooming Cattle on Show Day
Robert Groom shares tips and techniques for halter-breaking calves and cattle at the NY Beef Center at the New York Farm Show.
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SUCCESSFUL FITTING AND GROOMING OF BEEF CATTLE
Celina R. Johnson

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Cattle Judging – what the judges look for – click here

Relationship between Body Composition and Calving Rate

This webinar will present the latest results from a breeding project in Southern Australia examining genetics for cow body composition and the associated effects on calving rate under different stocking rates. Presented by Associate Professor Wayne Pitchford, University of Adelaide. It is being held on 27/08/2012    8.00pm AEST

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Cattle grooming tips and advice from those in the know

There you are in the show ring feeling an explosion of butterflies while a judge appraises your steer. Will all the hard work pay off? Will you win a ribbon? Did you do enough to stand out from the rest of the class?

Those are just a few questions every serious competitor wonders during countless county fairs and livestock shows throughout the country. To help prepare for that nerve-inducing time in the ring, an industry expert and some 2011 National Western Stock Show (NWSS) winners and participants were asked for strategies and advice about getting a steer or heifer ready for the spotlight.  Click on the link here to read about all the tips.