Embryo transfer (ET) in livestock is a concept that has been used since the 1930s to increase the reproductive potential of genetically superior animals. Much like artificial insemination (AI) has increased the number of offspring males may produce; embryo transfer has increased the number of offspring females can produce. There are approximately 150,000 eggs … Continue reading Embryo Transfer in Livestock
A big thank you to Amanda Nolz for mentioning me and my idea of the "Ag Proud" theme in her post on BEEF Daily for Beef Magazine. In case you missed it, here is the link. I am still coming to terms with the fact that so many people have shown interest in a simple … Continue reading "Ag Proud" is a theme to share
Vasconcelos, J.T. and M.L. Galyean. 2007. Nutritional Recommendations of Feedlots Consulting Nutritionists: The 2007 Texas Tech University Survey. J Anim Sci. 85:2772-2781. A survey conducted by Texas Tech University collected information from 29 consulting nutritionists on nutritional recommendations for feedlot cattle. Previous surveys conducted suggested that a common source of nutrient requirements for beef cattle … Continue reading Review of Nutritional Recommendations of Feedlot Consulting Nutritionists
As the semester ends, classes are wrapping up. Students are getting anxious to get outside and away from the classroom. What better way to get outside than learning all about pregnancy checking your cows with a Reproduction Physiologist! Yeah that is right; they have a class for that.Last week my Animal Reproduction Lab took a … Continue reading They have a class for that?
My last week of classes is over with. Next week is "Dead Week" so technically I can say that classes for the semester are over. I have 3 short assignments to finish and it's off to the last 4 finals of my college career. My brain is tired. You can call it Senioritis, Spring Fever, … Continue reading My Brain is Tired
Last week I took the opportunity of a slacked class schedule to throw some clothes in a bag, my boots in the truck, and drive home for a four day weekend. ONly just because I could. I needed a break from classes and time to destress before my final few weeks of class. There was … Continue reading Cow Working Donkeys
In case you missed it, I made a recent post sharing stories from 10 individuals on why they are proud to be a part of Agriculture. I was amazed by the response and the interest in the topic. On Sunday I created the facbook group "I am Agriculture Proud" and as of Tuesday afternoon there … Continue reading Sharing OUR Story
A couple friends and I usually grab a bite to eat together between classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Today we went for pizza at Cici's and we got a big surprise.In comes this man with long white hair and a beard wearing all red and green. Looks just like Santa right?! Well we had a … Continue reading Santa on Vacation!
A few weeks ago, I asked the question, “Why are you proud to be a part of Agriculture?” In case you missed it, you can catch up by reading “Proud to be a Rancher” where I share the reasons I am proud to be a part of such a great way of life. Since that … Continue reading Agriculture Proud
It has been a busy week since I have made a post on here. Since returning from my trip to the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles touring a few feedyards I have been playing catch up. I really do not recommend skipping an entire week of classes the week before four tests are scheduled. I sort … Continue reading Next Stop, Texas!