Considerations for Improving Profitability in the Beef Cattle Business: Reducing Feed Cost
by Gordon Jones, WKU Animal Science Professor (Retired) Cattle market fluctuations during the last 3 to 4 years have been difficult to understand and explain. Even the most competent agricultural economists have difficulty explaining recent market trends. Until recent...
Considerations for Improving Profitability in the Beef Cattle Business: Pasture Management and Forage Systems
by Gordon Jones, WKU Animal Science Professor (retired) Continual evaluation of pasture management and forage systems should be routine for all beef cattle producers in KY. Numerous articles concerning the advantages of improved pasture and forage management systems...
Considerations for Improving Profitability in the Beef Cattle Business: Optimizing Premiums and Minimizing Discounts
by Gordon Jones, WKU Animal Science Professor (Retired) There are tremendous differences in value between the “best” and “worst” feeder cattle marketed in KY. Do the prices received for feeder cattle in KY reflect these differences? The prices at most sale barns or...
Considerations for Improving Profitability in the Beef Cattle Business: Evolving to a Value Based Marketing System for Feeder Cattle?
by Gordon Jones, WKU Animal Science Professor (Retired) During the last two decades, programs have been developed and utilized to provide cow/calf operations the opportunity to gain premiums for “superior” quality calves. The majority of these programs have related to...
Beef Cowherd Efficiency
by Gordon Jones, Ph.D. Efficiency has been one of the major buzz words in the beef industry for the last few years being discussed at every level of the beef production chain. Many outstanding beef cattle researchers have delved into research relating in some way to...
Crossbreeding for Seedstock and Commercial Producers
Gordon Jones, Ph.D presented "Crossbreeding for Seedstock and Commercial Producers" at the 2015 ASA Fall Focus Educational Session on September 14, 2015 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. View Presentation Slides Dr. Gordon Jones retired in 2010 as professor of animal...
Managing Yearling Bulls
by Gordon Jones, Ph.D. In a progressive purebred herd, the young yearling bulls usually represent the most advanced genetics available to the commercial industry. If appropriately managed, these yearling bulls can be used at the age of 14-15 months with excellent...
Bull Buying Simplified
by Marty Ropp, Allied Genetic Resources If you are among the many out there who feel as if it is becoming more difficult to identify the genetics you need to move forward and make more profit, hopefully the following words will be of help. There is little doubt that...
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