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    • Livestock Update. November 2010 

      Greiner, Scott Patrick; McCann, Mark A. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2010-11-01)
      Includes articles on November beef management, the cow-calf business, upcoming beef webinar series, Culpeper bull sale, sheep management tips for late fall, upcoming shepherd's symposium, and the state fair lamb carcass ...
    • The Merit Indexes -- 2006 Version 

      Cassell, Bennet G. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2009-05-01)
      The Merit indexes are dairy sire selection tools published by USDA that combine genetic evaluations for production, health, fitness, and fertility traits. The indexes are designed to improve the lifetime economic performance ...
    • Using DHI records to make culling decisions: Lactation Ratings, ERPA's, and Predicted Producing Abilities 

      Cassell, Bennet G. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2009-05-01)
      Culling decisions affect the profitability of the dairy herd. DHI records contain important information to help guide culling decisions. This guideline describes three systems for rating cows for production traits.