In Part 1 of our blog series on Sire Lines, we established the biological basis of the “Y chromosome, what the Y chromosome does, and why it matters. Now we continue our look at Sire Lines and “Y” they matter. Today, we have a lot of people multiplying Angus cattle, people chasing numbers, fads, and the ‘Populare Sire of the Month’. My thoughts on true beef cattle breeders is that they are operations with a true breeding program; by that, I mean that they have direction for where they want to take their herd, what they want to produce, and what they want their seedstock cattle to produce. A program like that knows where their cattle came from (Sire Lines and Cow Families) and what genetic contributions their lines bring to the table.
The weather may have been overcast but seeing so many smiling faces made it a bright day. It was great to see a full-house, to
Even in a year which has been so crazy that we had to ask people to not attend in-person on Sale Day, many repeat customers
As discussed in our summary “Integrating Crop and Livestock Systems” post in February (link in photo at right), the long-held assumption was that hooves on crop