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Thursday, 07 December 2017 08:55
By IGS Genetic Evaluation Team | Change can be a scary concept to some yet sought after by others. Many ASA members and International Genetic Solution (IGS) partners wonder about the changes on the horizon once BOLT is fully implemented. That change may be nerve racking but in reality, things should change. Why invest in new and improved methods if…
Monday, 03 July 2017 10:08
Welcome to the IGS Feeder Profit CalculatorTM. Finally, you have a powerful, no-nonsense tool to highlight the true profit potential in your calf crop. It is time to leverage the investment you’ve made in your bull battery and the expense you’ve put into your health program to receive a third-party validation of the predicted feedlot success of your feeder calves.…
Tuesday, 24 January 2017 12:04
Article by Wes Ishmael | Beef Magazine As the art and science of genomics becomes more accurate, cow-calf producers benefit. While cow-calf producers won’t directly participate in genomic evaluation now that single-step evaluation is a reality, they’ll be able to buy bulls with more accurate and reliable EPDs from their seedstock suppliers. “If you’re a breeder doing a lot of…
Friday, 20 January 2017 12:22
by Will Townsend and Chip Kemp The Problem Imagine you had to find bulls for your operation but you didn’t know any breeders, nobody used EPDs, or even shared actual data. It’s obvious to anyone interested in building quality cattle and maximizing profit this would be a major blow to the bottom line. Yet, this is how the feeder calf…
Wednesday, 11 January 2017 09:24
Mapping the MAZE through genetics, feeding and marketing options was the focus of upper Great Plains beef cattle producers during a seminar held October 28 in Mandan, North Dakota. The event was sponsored by the American Simmental Association, the American Red Angus Association, the American Gelbvieh Association and their North Dakota affiliates. In an unprecedented alliance, the executive officers of…
Thursday, 05 January 2017 09:15
An innovative, collaborative effort focuses on multi-breed genetic evaluation. Article written by Emme Troendle, the Register Dr. Wade Shafer, EVP, ASA In 2010, the Red Angus Association of America and the American Simmental Association coalesced around the objective of better serving seedstock and commercial beef producers — the result was International Genetic Solutions (IGS). Today, IGS is a closely-knit collaboration …
Tuesday, 17 January 2017 11:04
By Drs. Jackie Atkins, Lauren Hyde, and Wade Shafer It’s here! The Spring 2017 evaluation includes a multi-breed Stay EPD using the much anticipated new genetic evaluation software, dubbed BOLT (Biometric Open Language Tools). The Stay EPD uses a random regression approach to predict stayability developed by Dr. Janusz Jamrozik and colleagues from the University of Guelph and the Canadian…
When it comes to establishing a profit-maximizing genetic program, the International Genetic Solutions (IGS) is the most powerfulselection tool available to cattlemen. The breed associations that have chosen to be IGS partners, are companies that are seriousabout maximizing commercial cattlemen’s profit through genetics, regardless of breed or personal agenda. The profitability and success of your genetic program is our responsibility.…