Developing an effective breeding plan for your beef business


This Primefact provides an overview of the important steps in designing and implementing an effective breeding program for your beef herd. It discusses the importance of establishing well defined breeding goals, a clear understanding of the requirements of the market(s) being targeted, and a good knowledge of the available differences in economically important traits both between and within breeds.

It will show that the key elements to success in any breeding program are careful long-term planning, the use of good information to help in decision-making, and, above all, consistency and patience in the pursuit of breeding goals.


Primefact 620

Published: 01 Apr 2007