Commercial Cow/Calf HERD
The Center's commercial crossbred Simmental x Angus herd's purpose was to provide high performance cattle with balanced traits used for teaching students, research projects, and outreach events. This herd provided students with an example of using complimentary breeds in a progressive two-breed rotational cross system. Similar to the Angus breeding program, emphasis is placed on traits of economic importance including reproduction, growth, and carcass traits. In the last few years this herd has been used as recipient females for our Angus embryo transfer program.