Utilising Angus Genetics to Bend the Curve

The term “curve bender” has been loosely used in the industry for some time to explain the effect of selecting for increased growth while maintaining birth weight in breeding decisions.  The term refers to bucking the trend or the expected result when selecting just on growth, which given the correlation between growth traits would simply lead to heavier cattle from birth through to maturity.

The Meat-Quality Matrix

The most important part of this matrix by far is marbling or intramuscular fat (IMF), which gives the meat its tenderness, juiciness, flavour and texture, and if the animal does not havethe genetic propensity to marble, then no amount of feeding or management will make it magically appear.

AngusPRO Magazine

The magazine is bursting at the spine with on farm profiles, viewpoints, educational and scientific information for both stud breeders and commercial farmers. It has been curated by Editor Sarah Horrocks and even if you have just the slightest whisker of curiosity about how to improve profitability within your farming system, it’s worth the read.