Have You Herd? AABP PodCasts

Usage of Genomics in Beef Cattle Production – Producer Perspectives

July 03, 2023 AABP
Have You Herd? AABP PodCasts
Usage of Genomics in Beef Cattle Production – Producer Perspectives
Show Notes

AABP Executive Director Dr. Fred Gingrich is joined by two beef producers – Craig Bieber of Beiber Red Angus and Cole Ratzburg of Bobcat Angus. This episode of Have You Herd? is sponsored by Merck Animal Health, makers of Bovilis Vista Once SQ. It’s shown effective against the major causes of BRD plus Pasteurella multocida and BVD Type 1b. Give calves the most complete BRD coverage in a single dose. Find our more information by visiting this page.  

The AABP Genetics and Genomics Committee develops resources for AABP members on the importance of genomics in the beef and dairy industry and developed this podcast. Our producer guests discuss the traits they focus on when selecting cattle, how they incorporate genomics testing and using indexes for bull selection. They discuss how they keep select replacements and give suggestions for what cow-calf producers should focus on when selecting bulls. Both producers believe that genomic testing has benefits their herds and helped them achieve their goals in a more rapid manner stating that the testing is economically advantageous to their operations. Finally, Bieber and Ratzburg offer suggestions for utilizing veterinarians to help make decisions on genetics and genomics within their herds. 

Find out more information about Bieber Red Angus on this page and Bobcat Angus here.  

For more information about the AABP Genetics and Genomics Committee, or to join the committee, visit this link. If you are attending the AABP conference and are interested in genetics and genomics, please join the committee meeting on Thursday, Sept. 21.