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Tag Archives: Livestock
If you find Working or driving animals hard increases stress, lowers production and lowers the eating quality of the resulting meat OR Animals want to go in different directions to where you want them to go Then, Animals don’t need … Continue reading
If you find Fertility and fecundity are significant drivers of profitability in many livestock enterprises AND Feed conditions are not always ideal in the lead-up to mating season Then, When animals are on a diet that is steadily improving, it … Continue reading
If you find It’s not always convenient to keep a stock of frozen sperm on the farm so you can join your animals whenever you want to OR It would be handy to be ready to breed more animals if … Continue reading
If you find There are good genes in most collections of animals or plants but they are not evenly distributed and some individuals make better seedstock as a result AND Keeping the best genes to breed with the best genes … Continue reading
If you find It is not always clear who is related to who else AND Selecting a member of a family (plant or animal) as seedstock means bringing in some family characteristics that are desirable and some that are undesirable … Continue reading
If you find It can be difficult to “let go” of animals you have raised Sentiment can interfere when culling, making it hard to make the best decisions at the drafting race It takes time and effort to track all … Continue reading
If you find Your competitors may be more adapted to market swings than you Change in the market often happens very quickly, leaving many people behind The window of opportunity can be very small and hard to see Opportunity does … Continue reading