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Inbreeding and Line-breeding Definitions and Uses

By   /  October 21, 2019  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  Comments Off on Inbreeding and Line-breeding Definitions and Uses

This article has grown to be one of On Pasture’s most read since we first ran it in October of 2014. While inbreeding is a form of line-breeding and the two are related, no pun intended, they are different. According to Jim Lents, owner of the Anxiety 4th line of horned Hereford cattle in Oklahoma, […]

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Breeding Matters Part IV: Culling for Fertility

By   /  November 3, 2014  /  Beef Cattle, Bison, Dairy Cattle, Goats, Horses, Livestock, Pigs, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep  /  4 Comments

You can breed however you’d like. To be truly successful, breed for fertility, and breed for your farm. Morgan delves deeper into how.

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Breeding Matters III – Inbreeding vs. Line Breeding

By   /  October 20, 2014  /  Livestock  /  4 Comments

Confused about the difference? Here’s what separates the two “relatives.”

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Line Breeding is Good For Profit

By   /  October 13, 2014  /  Beef Cattle, Bison, Dairy Cattle, Goats, Horses, Livestock, Pigs, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep  /  2 Comments

A couple months ago I wrote an article for On Pasture called Breeding Matters. I briefly alluded to Line Breeding as a method of getting greater consistency and uniformity of type in one’s herd or flock. Many graziers I talk to essentially say, “So why should I care how my cattle are bred, or my […]

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All Forage Bull Test Gearing Up For Year 3

By   /  September 1, 2014  /  The Scoop  /  3 Comments

I’m sending out this forward to let you all know in black and white about the Cornell All Forage Bull Test. This year there was a lot of producer input in the design of the test and a lot of feedback from previous consignors as to what data is economically important. Of course, many of […]

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