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On British Whites

Robertsonian Translocation

1:29 Robertsonian Translocation, a Genetic Defect of Cattle. By Dr Ian Holmes, Ravenswood British White Cattle Stud, Benalla, Australia: 1 March 2019. Robertson discovered a chromosomal rearrangement where two normal V-shaped chromosomes fuse at their centromeres to...

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Efficiency and British Whites

Efficiency is a concept that all farmers are familiar with, especially given the difficulties facing the agricultural sector in the twenty-first century. Every penny spent on feed, medicine, or veterinarian bills are pennies off the profit margin, a lesson that many...

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How to Select a Proper Beef Cow Udder

How to see and select a proper beef cow udder. Udder Suspension and Teat Size Scores. Udder and teat quality are among the most important functional traits of beef females. Unsound udders and teats are associated with reduced productive life and inferior calf...

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Excellence in Calving

Every farmer both loves and dreads calving time. On one hand, breeders eagerly anticipate additions to their herds. Yet calving time often means sleepless nights and risking your investment with difficult births, and then facing the possibility that your first calf...

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Frame Score in Beef Cattle

Learning all about Frame Score in Beef Cattle is easy and something all beef cattle producers should be familiar with. Hip height converted to frame score is a linear measurement that helps cattle producers evaluates lean-to-fat ratio potential of an individual animal...

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Traits That Will Bring Profit To Your Herd

Fertility and Ease in Calving The single most important economic trait in the cattle industry is that of fertility. That ability of a cow to give birth to a live calf each year of her productive life. The first calf should arrive at the cow’s second birthday and a...

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How to Tattoo Cattle – With Pictures

On a registered beef cattle farm it is usually required or at least recommended to tattoo cattle. Tattooing is a means of unique identification if the breeder wishes to register purebred animals with breed registries or exhibit them at livestock shows. Tattooing...

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A Breed Apart

Choosing a breed of cattle for your farm can be an extremely difficult task. There are many different breeds out there, and all of them have many positive attributes. However, if you are looking for a truly complete cow, British White is the breed you should consider...

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