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Brown Bagger Series

NBCEC hosts "Brown Baggers" covering a variety of beef genetics topics for Extension and collegiate educators, breed associations and industry representatives. View the collection of slide sets here, and feel free to use them at your next producer meeting.

Advancing genetic selection in beef cattle: Improving current tools and developing new ones.

Advancements in National Cattle Evaluation Strategies (October 07, 2015)
Host, Dr. Matt Spangler

Beef Cattle Fertility Project and Sequencing Effort Update (October 14, 2015)
Host, Dr. Darrh Bullock

  • Update on USDA Fertility Project - Dr. Megan Rolf, Oklahoma State University | pdf | pptx |
  • What we have learned from sequencing efforts to date - Dr. Jared Decker, University of Missouri | pdf | pptx |

New Beef Improvement Federation Guidelines: Development Update (October 21, 2015)
Host, Dr. Matt Spangler

  • Beef Improvement Federation Feed Intake Guidelines Update - Dr. Mark Enns, Colorado State University | pdf | pptx |
  • Beef Improvement Federation Bovine Respiratory Disease Guidelines Update - Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam, University of California-Davis | pdf | pptx |

Genomically Enhanced EPD Evaluations and New Genetics Educational Resources (October 28, 2015)
Host, Dr. Bob Weaber

  • Status update on genomically enhanced genetic evaluation by breeds - Dr. Matt Spangler, University of Nebraska-Lincoln | pdf | pptx |
  • eBEEF: a beef cattle breeding and genetics resource for producers on eXtension - Dr. Darrh Bullock, University of Kentucky
  • 2016 Beef Improvement Federation Annual Meeting Invite - Dr. Bob Weaber, Kansas State University



Brown Bagger Series (2014)

Brown Bagger Series (2013)

Brown Bagger Series (2012)

Brown Bagger Series (2011)

Brown Bagger Series (2010)

Selection Decisions: The Good, the Bad and the Unknown (2009)

Advancing Genetic Evaluations to the Next Level (2008)

Reaching for the Higher Fruit (2007)

Beef Genetics Roundup: What's Happening in Beef Cattle Genetics (2006)

Crossbreeding: Opportunities for the U.S. Beef Industry (2005)

Materials for Producer Education on Breeding Decisions (2004)

Fine-Tuning Selection Decisions (2004)

Multiple Breed Genetic Evaluation (2004 National Animal Breeding Seminar Series)

Parent Identification through Commercial Ranch Evaluations (2004 National Animal Breeding Seminar Series)

These programs are coordinated by:

Darrh Bullock
804 W P Garrigus Bldg
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40546
(859) 257-7514 phone
(859) 257-3412 fax
(859) 699-8558 mobile

Bob Weaber
Extension Beef Specialist
227 Weber Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
(785) 532-1460 phone
(785) 477-1287 mobile

Matt Spangler
Associate Professor, Beef Genetics Extension Specialist
C204f Animal Science
Lincoln, NE 68583-0908
(402) 472-6489 phone
(402) 472-6362 fax