The following publications cover topics related to Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Program. For a complete list of MU Extension publications, visit the main Publications page.

Adding Value to Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifers Using Show-Me-Plus

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This MU Extension guide serves as a resource for producers interested in participating in Show-Me-Plus, including information on the importance of genomic testing and its ability to identify genetic variability and ultimately potential for profitability.

Estrus Synchronization Recommendations for Artificial Insemination of Beef Heifers

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Learn about recommended protocols for artificial insemination of beef heifers using 1-Shot PG, 7-Day CO-Synch + CIDR, 5-Day CO-Synch + CIDR, 14-Day CIDR-PG, and MGA-PG in this University of Missouri Extension guide.

Screening Criteria for Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifers

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Jordan Thomas
Assistant Professor, Animal Sciences

Erin Larimore
Senior Research Specialist, Animal Sciences

Genevieve VanWye
Graduate Research Assistant, Animal Sciences

Nutritional Management of Developing Heifers: Intensive Versus Extensive Systems

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Eric Bailey
Assistant Professor, Animal Sciences

Jordan Thomas
Assistant Professor, Animal Sciences

Body Condition Scoring of Beef Cattle

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Jordan Thomas
Assistant Professor, Animal Sciences

Eric Bailey
Assistant Professor, Animal Sciences

Hair Shedding Scores: A Tool to Select Heat Tolerant Cattle

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Selecting cattle that can cope with heat stress is important for sustainable beef production. Learn about tools for breeding cattle adapted to heat stress and see a photographic guide to a hair-shedding scoring system in this MU Extension guide.

Guide to Estrus Synchronization Products

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Several protocols and other resources allow beef producers to effectively synchronize estrus and ovulation in the herd. Read this guide for an overview of the function, handling considerations, and proper administration of estrus synchronization products.

Facilities for Artificial Insemination of Beef Cattle

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Access to functional artificial insemination (AI) facilities is a challenge for beef cattle producers. Learn what to look for in an AI facility and view a list of portable breeding barns available through University of Missouri Extension.

The Random Shuffle of Genes: Putting the E in EPD

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Jared Decker
Associate Professor, Animal Sciences

Determination of Pregnancy Status in Beef Herds

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Pregnancy examination provides valuable information that enables cow-calf operations to make management decisions that increase profitability and improve long-term reproductive efficiency. Learn about several methods in this MU Extension guide.

Decreasing Generation Interval to Increase Genetic Progress

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To see the greatest return on investing in genomic-enhanced EPDs, cattle breeders must decrease the average age of sires and dams. Learn how to shorten the generational invterval to speed up genetic progress in this University of Missouri Extension guide.

Selection of Replacement Heifers for Commercial Beef Cattle Operations

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To maintain herd numbers, commercial cow-calf operations must buy or develop females to replace culled cows. Learn about different stratgegies so you can make the most economical decision for your farm or ranch with long-term profitability in mind.

Herd Health Programs and Reproductive Efficiency of Beef Cattle

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An excellent herd health program is an important component of overall management for reproductive efficiency in a beef cattle operation. Learn ways to mitigate health risks through consistent monitoring and proactive management in this MU Extension guide.

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