Bowman’s Banter

Thoughts and observations from Bowman Superior Genetics.
Indexes? Whats this “new” stuff? 150 150 Luke Bowman

Indexes? Whats this “new” stuff?

We understand there is heartburn among cattle breeders to embrace the idea of $Value Indexes. We say, “Fear Not!” Although the basic function of EPDs is often thought unreliable, the truth of the matter is that the populations of breeders that have utilized these tools, tend to be the most successful in the long term.…

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Profit via Genetics – Dr. Wade Shafer 150 150 Luke Bowman

Profit via Genetics – Dr. Wade Shafer

The days of the argument that “My breed is better than yours” are numbered. As our society changes, and margins become thinner, cattle will follow the way of the pork and poultry industries in search of the most profitable animal. At BSG we embrace this science, while always being committed to the Shorthorn germplasm. We…

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Thanks, Mom & Dad 150 150 Luke Bowman

Thanks, Mom & Dad

I want to take a moment to thank all of the bidders and buyers of the mature cow herd dispersal at the Form To Function Sale. It has been a heck of a 22 years raising Shorthorns through 4-H, college, professional careers, and the blooming of new families. We love Shorthorn cattle and the people…

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Good Looking, Below Average Cattle 600 429 admin

Good Looking, Below Average Cattle

They are everywhere. Does your genetic provider care about genetic progress? If so how do they prove it?  Do they know that progress is measureable? Do they submit information that backs up their claims, or do they eyeball BW, WW, YW, etc.? Does your genetic provider know the difference between red meat and white meat…

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