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Well-known member
Jan 20, 2007
LaRue, Ohio
This week, No Better Bull will talk about cow efficiency. This high level discussion will help you better understand the factors that drive cow efficiency. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Tom Jenkins from the Meat Animal Research Center at Clay Center, NE. Dr. Jenkins’ research has focused on researching cow efficiency. Be sure not to miss this informative presentation at 8 p.m. Mountain Time, Thursday, Jan. 3.

Next week, on Jan. 10, we’ll have Dr. Jenkins back with a practical analysis of three different breeding systems:

Angus cows x Angus bulls
Composite cows x Composite bulls
Smaller composite cows x Bigger terminal bull
We’ll break it down into dollars and cents. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each system. Which makes more money?

Dr. Jenkins has extensive research history in nutrition and life-cycle efficiency. His research has studied efficiency in both growing cattle and in mature cows. He was heavily involved in the development of MARC’s Decision Suport Model for cattle production. Dr. Jenins’ recent publications include the following titles:
Biological type and production efficiency: Where have we been and where are we going?
Daily dry matter intake to sustain body weight of mature, non-lactating, non-pregnant cows.
Impact of selecting for Feed Efficiency on Beef Life Cycle Performance.
Matching Beef Genetics with Production Environments.
Tune in and take advantage of this unique opportunity to have industry leaders address your questions. If you are a first time viewer, here is what you need to do:

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Then go to at 8 p.m. Mountain Time on Thursday, Jan. 3.

Lee Leachman, Manager
Leachman Cattle of Colorado
5100 ECR 70
Wellington, CO 80549
PH: (970) 568-3983


Well-known member
Feb 7, 2007
Hollister, CA
here's a nice followup

with a nice comment
Beef tenderness or toughness is controlled about 70 percent by environment and 30 percent by genetics.

and what are those 70 % factors?