Category Archives: Cattle Facts

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

Visit here to sign up and attend the webinar (The term webinar is short for Web-based Seminar, a presentation, lecture, workshop or seminar that is transmitted over the Web)

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.