Understand Genetics to Manage Your Livestock
To manage the genetics of beef cow herds, producers should consider several factors in a logical sequence. These factors are production conditions and markets, types of cattle, breeding systems, breeds, and selection of individual breeding animals.
Production Conditions and Marketing
The first factors to consider in a genetic strategy may not be all genetic and should include production conditions and marketing. Genetic strategies for beef cattle should be based primarily on production conditions including the following: