Valuing Beef Herd Dam Genetic Pedigree Management

An important component of the beef cow herd is the contribution of the dam to herd profitability. Yet, no research has contributed to valuing the dam’s genetic contribution to herd quality performance or profitability. This paper examines how managing for dam genetic pedigree quality grade affected the outcome of calf crop quality, and simulates the economic impact for different levels of quality premium. The results show that managing for dam pedigree genetics beyond three generations in the herd has little economic value for producers.


Issue Date:
2011-06
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/118960
Published in:
Journal of the ASFMRA (American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers), 2011
Page range:
135-129
Total Pages:
6




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