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Survey: Beef-Cross Calves Need Better Implant, Breeding Strategies

What started out as somewhat of an experiment less than a decade ago has now become a standard of the U.S. cattle industry. All signs would indicate that the beef-dairy crossbred animal is here to stay.


Recognizing the unique characteristics and production channels of these calves, researchers at Iowa State University conducted a survey of producers involved in their rearing. Funded by the Iowa Beef Industry Council and Iowa Beef Checkoff, the study was conducted to:


(1) Learn about management practices employed by dairy producers and calf ranches who raise beef-cross calves; and




By MAUREEN HANSON

July 2, 2024


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