Why Is Angus the Most Sought After Cow Breed by Aspiring Cattle Farmers?

September 5th, 2019

At present, Angus is the fastest growing cattle breed here in Australia. Back in 1990, it accounted for 6% of the cattle in this country, but today it is over 25% of the national cattle herds. Also, it dominates the southern regions with over 60% of the cattle being Angus. This proves that cattle farmers […]

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Utilising the Principles of Genetics for Efficient and Profitable Angus Production

August 18th, 2019

Today, it is important for Angus producers to comprehend and effectively utilise principles of genetics to increase efficiency and profitability with their herds. This provides them the ability to improve productivity as well as the end product. The basis for this is directly connected to the genetic diversity that is present in the herd as […]

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Collecting Docility Scores for Angus BREEDPLAN: What Is It All About?

August 4th, 2019

In order for Angus BREEDPLAN to figure the Docility EBVs that it publishes, it must first collect docility scores for Angus cattle. This information describes what docility scores are along with the requirements for collecting and submitting them. How to Test for Docility You can test Angus docility in one of the following ways: • […]

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Understanding Expected Progeny Differences in Angus Cattle: What is it All About?

July 15th, 2019

To help Angus producers thoroughly appreciate the modern selection opportunities for both male and female animals, it is important that they understand the expected progeny differences or EPDs in Angus cattle. These differences are compiled in a number of databases throughout the world and here in Australia. We will discuss EPDs in detail in this […]

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How Should Cattle Breeders Address Congenital Abnormalities in Angus Cattle?

July 1st, 2019

Even though the Angus breed is a reliable, high-producing cattle breed, there are still occurrences of congenital abnormalities or defects periodically. These defects are present at birth and can range from minor to deadly, depending upon their severity. While genetics are the main cause for these abnormalities, environmental factors can also be a cause for […]

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Do Gestation Lengths Change in Angus Cattle Breed?

June 19th, 2019

While certain people lead us to believe that there is a true average gestation length for all cattle breeds, the fact is that there is not one. The statistics state that the average is 283 days; however, Brahman cattle gestate in 292 days and the Angus in 281 days, which is a significant difference. We […]

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Managing Heat Stress in Angus Cattle Operation and Seedstock Production

June 3rd, 2019

When temperatures climb to the extremes, it is easy for Angus cattle to suffer from heat stress or excessive heat load that is better known as EHL. You need to be proactive daily to deal with this situation. Otherwise, it may be too late to save your cattle before death occurs. Develop an effective management […]

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Understanding the Role of Genomics in Angus Seedstock Breeding

May 20th, 2019

Research in genomics is playing an integral part in the breeding of Angus seedstock animals. This branch of biological research delves deeper into the makeup of each individual Angus male and female than genetics does to discover how DNA can help breeders perfect their herds for higher productivity. Since the cattle industry is so competitive […]

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Non-Genetic Influences That Affect Successful Angus Seedstock Production

May 2nd, 2019

Raising successful Angus seedstock animals involves understanding the various factors that influence their health and well-being. With all the media attention focusing on how genetics help or hinder efforts in accomplishing this task, you should not forget that there are many non-genetic influences as well. The latter is what we are here to discuss in […]

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Estimated Breeding Values: What Are Their Importance in Angus Cattle Breeding?

April 18th, 2019

Angus cattle producers must utilise all possible means to raise a healthy, productive herd. Part of the tools that they have at their disposal today to help them accomplish this successfully include the estimated breeding values that BREEDPLAN offers as examples for the producers to follow with their own herds. These values help the producers […]

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