Opportunities Due to Genetic Trends in Beef Industry
Spending time in the sale barns with ranchers and cattleman, there is continual debate about the ideal cow. The common answer is: She weighs about 1,200 pounds, weans a big calf, does not take a lot of feed for maintenance, and breeds back each year. Though this is a simple answer, does not mean it is an easy one. The direction the beef industry is heading may make finding the ideal cow even more challenging.