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As Selection Tools Become More Sophisticated, Ranchers are Growing More Confident in Decisions

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 09:41:09 CDT

As Selection Tools Become More Sophisticated, Ranchers are Growing More Confident in Decisions There are so many genetic tools available these days to help producers select just the right bull for every operation. So many tools, it can at times get confusing when trying to get your arms around which tool to use to collect the information you are most interested in. Donnell Brown of the RA Brown Ranch spoke with Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays recently offering his advice on how producers should approach this conundrum.


“There is a huge number of tools available to us today to select the right cattle,” he said. “The DNA enhancement has been huge.”


Brown describes some of the advancements that have been made relatively recently in the genetic evaluation arena. One of the more exciting things to come onto the scene is multibreed genetic evaluation tools. A producer is now capable of comparing and contrasting bulls of a diverse variety of breeds, where before EPD data was limited to only a single breed. With the tools and products available today, Brown says there is more options and certainty a producer can have when making selection decisions for their breeding program than ever before.


“I look at it like this… It’s breeding season again and I have two options. I can use that bull I had success with one calf crop last year or I can use a bull I’ve never produced a calf out of. Now, which one do we have more trust and confidence in?” Brown asked. “The one we had proof in the pudding with. That’s human nature. DNA tests give us about that much accuracy as about similar to a full calf crop worth of data to say what this bull can deliver on calving ease, growth, carcass traits, for maternal traits, efficiency… all those things.”


Listen to Brown and Hays discuss the many tools available today to help producers make genetic selection decisions for their herd, on today’s Beef Buzz.


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