The big question

Farmers strive to get the best possible milk production out of their herd to better manage profit margins. This means one has to invest in the cow right from the start, namely the selection process. But the question could be asked: Is bigger always better? Maybe you’ve heard: “The larger the calf, the larger the profit.” It may seem the more milk a cow produces, the bigger her calf, leading to a larger profit. However, whether this is true depends on several factors. “Selecting for milk must match the vision you have for your herd”, adds Carl Dahlen, a beef cattle specialist at North Dakota State University. “The breeding selections we make today reach far into the future.” To read more, click HERE.

Published on Mon, 13th Mar 2017 - 12:35