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Mark your calendars and join the upcoming sessions: 
March 22, 2018 "The 4 S's of crossbreeding: simple, structured, successful, and sustainable", Dr. Robert Weaber and Dr. Megan Rolf
7 p.m. Central Time
Structured crossbreeding systems have been shown to have substantial impacts on the production efficiency of commercial cow-calf operations. Join the webinar to discuss keys to successful and profitable crossbreeding systems that enhance profit and sustainability. Managed heterosis, simple breeding systems, and breed complementarity are the key value drivers you'll learn about.   
Megan Rolf Ph.D

Bob Weaber Ph.D.

Megan Rolf, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Genetics, Kansas State University Megan Rolf was raised on a cow/calf operation in east-central Kansas and has been involved with livestock her entire life. She received a bachelor's degree in animal science at Kansas State University and an M.S. degree in animal science at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She also earned her Ph.D. in Genetics at the University of Missouri, where her research focused on the implementation of genomic evaluations in crossbred beef cattle.
Bob Weaber, Ph.D., Professor and Beef Extension Specialist
Bob Weaber joined the faculty of the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry at Kansas State University in August of 2011 as Cow-Calf Extension Specialist and faculty coordinator of the K-State's Purebred Unit. Previously, Weaber served in the Division of Animal Sciences at the University of Missouri (MU) as Extension Specialist-Beef Genetics and was responsible for educational programming in the area of beef cattle genetics. Dr. Weaber also serves as central regional secretary of the Beef Improvement Federation, is a co-coordinator of the National Beef Cattle Evaluation Consortium education programs and has served as a member of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association Policy Division Board of Directors.
April 19, 2018 "Putting the tools to use: buying your next bull", the eBEEF team
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Do you recognize the importance of collecting carcass data?        
 If so, contact the ASA today to get enrolled in the Carcass Merit Program (CMP). The CMP collects data from birth through harvest, data that is vital to accurately predict carcass trait EPDs. Now the ASA is testing a significant portion of the CMP calves for individual feed intake data and genotyping all the calves with feed intake and/or carcass records to improve future genomic predictions of these valuable traits. 
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Cattlemen to Cattlemen Highlights  the Outgoing President of the American National Cattlewomen - Penny Zimmerman. 


Once again Simmental and Simmental-influenced cattle dominated demand at the Iowa Beef Expo in Des Moines, Iowa, February 10-18.

SimGenetics had the highest grossing bull and female sale generation $400,100. An incredible 115 lots sold averaged an impressive $3,420. 

Similar to what we are seeing across the USA, SimGenetics continue to influence America's cowherd as more and more beef producers see the remarkable advantage of heterosis and composite seedstock.

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