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Ganadera Barracas S.A.
12/27/2020

Ganadera Barracas S.A.

Nuestras pequeñas grandes historias
La vaca primípara que se ve en la foto, la caravana 7355, está cumpliendo 3 años. Está, como puede, campereando la seca en su rodeo con varios cientos de otras vacas. La 7355 quedó preñada a los 18 meses en el 1er día de su primera estación reproductiva; y volvió a hacerlo en el primer día de su segundo servicio. La imagen ecográfica muestra su embrión en el día 32 de gestación en un diagnóstico llevado a cabo hace solo unos pocos días, el 23/12/20. O sea que ahora, la 7355, es elegible para entrar a nuestro plantel por haber cumplido los requisitos reproductivos que hemos establecido hace más de 23 años, consistentes en dos preñeces sucesivas en el primer día de esas primeras estaciones reproductivas. Y lo hizo aún en este año tan desafiante, de pocas lluvias y altas cargas.
Esta vaca 7355 es hija de nuestra legendaria Barracas 4407 por el GA Citrus Tratactus 190. La 4407 la produjo en su parición número 10. La 4407 parió su ternero número 13 en la primavera 2020, y se muestra en la foto el día de ser inseminada con 15 años, en su temporada reproductiva número 14. La 4407 es madre, a su vez, de Barracas Popper 8681, un hijo del RDDA X Factor 14M (en la foto con 2 años). Popper es su hijo número 11. Los datos de genómica de Popper y su madre, la Barracas 4407, confirman lo que vemos en el campo. Para Popper, Ingenity Beef da el puntaje de 8 y 10 (máximo) para rasgos de preñez de vaquillonas y habilidad de permanencia, respectivamente. Los datos de genómica de la 4407, para esos mismos rasgos, son 7 y 10, respectivamente.
Burke Teichert afirma que la fertilidad que se alimenta, en vez de la que se selecciona, es muy cara. Los propios datos de Popper, así como los de su madre y su media hermana, hacen que tenga una muy alta probabilidad de ser un reproductor que va a producir hijas fértiles, rústicas y adaptadas a nuestro manejo pastoril, sin perder conformación y calidad carnicera. Sus genes son valiosos para nuestros sistemas criadores, simplemente porque parecen programados para hacer que la hacienda sea eficiente con el recurso alimenticio más barato, el pasto.

Straight Station L1 cow, 11 yrs. of age, pictured next day after calving.
11/12/2020

Straight Station L1 cow, 11 yrs. of age, pictured next day after calving.

I have been doing this since 1978 and there is still nearly as much cognitive dissonance around udder selection as there...
09/05/2020

I have been doing this since 1978 and there is still nearly as much cognitive dissonance around udder selection as there was 42 years ago. The original BIF scoring system, similar to this, required many more gradations, which if had been universally adopted, might have yielded some more useful data.

Estergard Ranch
08/20/2020

Estergard Ranch

L1 Dominette 02439 quite possibly the best kept secret in the Hereford breed. Produced three herd bulls for the Fort Keogh research station, three herd bulls with register progeny from the Cooper herd, and three herd bulls with registered progeny from the McClayland herd. Plus a number of bulls used in commercial herds and a few embryos still to come. A dam of distinction, backed by one of Miles City’s influential cow families. This cow proved herself in a rather difficult environment before being ETed.
We had the privilege to use one of her sons and also a couple of other sires from this cow family. They are cattle that will impact herds positively in more traits.

08542,10516920498,93452,95344,98355,01347,03396,03447, XP 5057, 07441,XP 8039,08554, 09643, 10512,13224,15118...and not ...
08/05/2020

08542,10516

920498,93452,95344,98355,01347,03396,03447, XP 5057, 07441,
XP 8039,08554, 09643, 10512,13224,15118...and not a comprehensive list...but what do all these have in common?

McClayland Cattle Page
07/24/2020

McClayland Cattle Page

Untitled Album
07/24/2020

Untitled Album

Photos from McClayland Cattle Page's post
07/01/2020

Photos from McClayland Cattle Page's post

Domino Perfection 3rd
07/01/2020

Domino Perfection 3rd

73197, from year 39 of selection.
06/26/2020

73197, from year 39 of selection.

#2006 (94446 x 1806)
06/24/2020

#2006 (94446 x 1806)

06/09/2020
06/05/2020

27th generation and feelin’ good.

02439 (42297143)
05/29/2020

02439 (42297143)

L1 Dominette 99468 0902(DOD), AHA#42995804
03/31/2020

L1 Dominette 99468 0902(DOD), AHA#42995804

Beef’s greatest talent is protein upcycling
02/10/2020
Beef’s greatest talent is protein upcycling

Beef’s greatest talent is protein upcycling

Tryon Wickersham, associate professor of animal nutrition at Texas A&M University, spoke recently at the Oklahoma State University Beef Conference in Stillwater, Oklahoma. He says beef’s job is to be

A daughter of WCF L1 Domino 9144. 9144 appears on this page.WCF is the prefix for the West Central Florida agricultural ...
01/11/2020

A daughter of WCF L1 Domino 9144.

9144 appears on this page.
WCF is the prefix for the West Central Florida agricultural research station at Brooksville. 9144 was born there, then was sent to Miles City and finally to Havre, the only sire to have seen all three locations, I believe. He was certainly capable of producing this type of cow.

Some herd bulls from Miles City, Havre and Brooksville.
11/11/2019

Some herd bulls from Miles City, Havre and Brooksville.

Because you can never be reminded too often...two cows in the pool of females in 1934, which were the foundation of Line...
11/11/2019

Because you can never be reminded too often...two cows in the pool of females in 1934, which were the foundation of Line 1.

McClayland Cattle Page
10/02/2019

McClayland Cattle Page

McClayland Cattle Page
09/27/2019

McClayland Cattle Page

So, is linebreeding 3 generations or 30, putting the same prefix on a collection of cattle, or enough time spent to actu...
09/22/2019

So, is linebreeding 3 generations or 30, putting the same prefix on a collection of cattle, or enough time spent to actually fix a certain type or traits?

McClayland Cattle Page's cover photo
09/18/2019

McClayland Cattle Page's cover photo

Sire and daughter, one of the thousands of L1 sires which become nameless and numberless contributors.
09/02/2019

Sire and daughter, one of the thousands of L1 sires which become nameless and numberless contributors.

Montana State University
08/26/2019

Montana State University

First Day of Fall Classes on Campus

Waded Cruzado, president of Montana State University, greets students and poses for photos on Centennial Mall as they make their way through campus for the first day of fall classes, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, at MSU in Bozeman, Mont.
MSU Photo by Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez

The Ethical Butcher
07/24/2019

The Ethical Butcher

Grasses evolved to be grazed and grazers evolved to eat grasses, that's a mouthful but it helps us to understand the fundamental of the interconnectedness of systems in nature.

Grassland ecology is quite simple.

Grass puts green leaves upward and roots downward during the growing season. The leaves use air, water and sunlight to make sugars. The carbon and water are stored in the roots as carbohydrates: carbon + water. If the plant is a food crop, we can often eat the leaves, stem and roots and derive lots of nourishment from them. If the plants are mainly cellulose, our stomachs have no way to digest them.
Grasses (and other plants) evolved with ruminant animals. Ruminants have extra stomachs and sturdy mouths to break down, ferment and digest the cellulose in grasses so the nutrients in them can be absorbed and converted to meat, fat and energy for the animal. What's left is piss and poop, burps and farts.

Grass must be eaten down by ruminants to survive. Without grazing, grasses grow high, desiccate and oxidize. They slough off their roots and after a few years stop growing altogether. By grazing most of the plant leaves and moving on to new pastures, ruminants revitalize grasslands. Without grazing, the land dies.

Grass is not just what you see above ground. Perennial grasses put down deep roots during the growing season; around the roots a universe of biological activity occurs. The roots exude sugars to attract the previously unconnected microbes and fungi underground. These organisms network themselves and begin to breakdown bedrock into minerals the plant's roots can absorb. The plant can signal for nutrients and water, or tell the underground miners it is under attack and to create substances to help the plant fight insects and diseases

After a grazing animal eats its leaves, the plant lets most of its root system go dormant. Later it begins growing new roots to reestablish its nutrient and immune support system underground. Here is the magic: the old roots, made of carbon and water, serve as the foundation of new topsoil.

Carbon rich soil continues to generate biological activity underground. It forms a sponge that can absorb huge amounts of water from rainfall or flooding, which it slowly releases over time: drought tolerance and flood resilience.

This process is critical to carbon sequestration. Health grasslands take carbon from the atmosphere and place it safely underground.

Grasslands without ruminant herds moving from place to place are called deserts. The grass cannot survive. Herds that are left to roam and graze at will don't hack it.

Grasslands need animals to trample the soil crust, digest the leafy matter, deposit poop and pee, and then move on so it can resurrect itself and the soil below: managed grazing.

Grass-dominated biomes are called grasslands. If only large, contiguous areas of grasslands are counted, these biomes cover 31% of the planet's land area.

These areas and systems need preserving and repairing.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/grassland-ecology-101-vegans-synthetic-meat-marketers-alan-lewis

L1 Domino 77707
07/05/2019

L1 Domino 77707

This explains the initiation of the 14 lines at Miles City.
03/12/2019
Inbredlines.pdf

This explains the initiation of the 14 lines at Miles City.

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L1 Domino 490, born in 1960. Progeny were born in '65&'66, he was then used in the cross-lining experiments, then brough...
02/23/2019

L1 Domino 490, born in 1960. Progeny were born in '65&'66, he was then used in the cross-lining experiments, then brought back with progeny born in '68.

This is L1 B Domino 1, a second generation Line 1 sire by Advance Domino 54, out of a dam by Advance Domino 20.  Born in...
11/17/2018

This is L1 B Domino 1, a second generation Line 1 sire by Advance Domino 54, out of a dam by Advance Domino 20. Born in 1940 his WWR was 109, YWR 105.

A bull from the same era, L1B Domino 2 indexed 101 at weaning but was 108 at yearling. L1B Domino 2 was favored and used much more heavily. L1B Domino 2 later was prominently mentioned in the early L1 folklore as the progenitor of the "sickle hock" trait which slowed down selection for a time.

You don't find L1B Domino 1 in the pedigrees very often, but when you do, he is in the pedigrees of higher maternal cattle. The difference in their nursing ratios may mean nothing but these are the little clues that seem to make a difference.

The Land Institute
01/26/2018
The Land Institute

The Land Institute

“Agriculture is about maintaining a set of communities, ecological and human, that have cradled life since the first agricultural revolution, 10,000-plus years ago. It can be drudgery, but it is also work that reinforces the human connection to the Earth.” - Charles C. Mann

04/17/2017

2009 Spring Scan
The scan data for 5 full sisters. This is fairly typical data for us. Two of these have met all our other criteria for calving interval, udder quality, etc., and remain in the herd, eight years later.

L1 DOMINETTE 99468 0901 ET (42995803)
Scan Weight:696 Actual Ribeye:7.70
Actual IMF:4.63
L1 DOMINETTE 99468 0902 ET (42995804)
Scan Weight: 754 Actual Ribeye:7.10
Actual IMF:4.05
L1 DOMINETTE 99468 0904 ET (42995806)
Scan Weight:742 Actual Ribeye: 7.80
Actual IMF:4.36
L1 DOMINETTE 99468 0906 ET (42995807)
Scan Weight: 716 Actual Ribeye:7.20
Actual IMF:4.55
L1 DOMINETTE 99468 0907 ET (42995808)
Scan Weight 710 Actual Ribeye: 7.80
Actual IMF:4.15

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