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Student Managed Farm Purebred Beef Team - Final Presentation April 2013

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2nd year students in Lakeland College's animal science technology program take a Student Managed Farm class. Lakeland's Student Managed Farm - powered by New Holland has both livestock and crop sides. The livestock side is further broken down into commercial beef, dairy, purebred beef and sheep units. This is the final presentation of the 2012-13 purebred beef unit

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Student Managed Farm Purebred Beef Team - Final Presentation April 2013

  1. 1. Purebred Team Final Presentation
  2. 2. Herd Statistics • AVG Cow Age-5.4 years • 25 mature females • 8 replacement heifers • 1 herd bull • 2 virgin yearling bulls 11 14 0 5 10 15 2013 Calf Crop heifers bulls
  3. 3. Record Keeping and Registrations • Updated herd inventory with Canadian Angus Association • Registered last years calves • Submitted 205 day weights (weaning) • Registered this years calves • Created a registration S.O.P. • Submitted 365 day weights (yearling)
  4. 4. SOP’s Created in conjunction with the commercial team Revised • Ear Tagging • Cold Weather and Ears • Calf Disease • Barn Chores • Calf Processing • Calving Protocol • Weighing Protocol • Beef Vaccination Protocol New • Purebred birth weight • Purebred Culling • Cow and Replacement Tagging • Sale Bull Selection • Replacement Heifer Selection • Genetic Defect • Sale Bull and Replacement Heifer Weighing Protocol
  5. 5. Marketing and Sales • Sold six cull cows (Oct.) • Sold seven steers, retained five sale bulls (Dec.) • Sold one cow (Feb.) • Sold four open heifers to commercial SMF team, retained eight replacement heifers (Mar.) • Sold one yearling bull at Pride of Prairies Bull Sale (Mar.) • Culled one open heifer and two yearling bulls (Apr.)
  6. 6. Agribition • November 2012 • Regina, Saskatchewan • Exhibited two heifer calves • Gained fellow breeders awareness of the OAV cow herd
  7. 7. Pride of Prairies Bull Sale March 2013 Lloydminster, Saskatchewa n
  8. 8. A.I. KPI A.I. Conception Rates 2011 25% Overall 2012 65% Overall -80% cows -20% heifers Industry Average Source: (CSU) 68 %*
  9. 9. Calving KPI Calves per cow exposed Live calf rate Our herd 87% 100% Industry Benchmark Source: (cattlenetwork.com) 92% 96% WW KPI 2012 Industry Benchmark Source: (CAA) 679 lbs 660 lbs
  10. 10. BW KPI Avg. BW (lbs) Heifer (lbs) Bull Calves (lbs) AI Avg. (lbs) Natural Avg. (lbs) 2012 92.1 92.6 90.2 93.5 90.6 2013 89 84.2 92.7 87.3 90.7 Breed Avg. Source: (CAA) 85 - - - -
  11. 11. Calving Interval KPI 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% Cycle 1 Cycle 2 Cycle 3 Cycle 4 Cycle 5 Number of Cows Calved Each Cycle Number of Cows Calved Industry Benchmark
  12. 12. Calving Assistance KPI 68% 32% unassisted Assisted
  13. 13. Identification • Traditionally the purebred herd has been hot iron branded • This practice has been revised and changed to freeze branding at weaning time LCV • Canadian Angus RFID green tagging program
  14. 14. Breeding • 8 heifers- AI • Leasing a bull for cleanup on heifers – (in partnership with commercial SMF team) • Breeding mature cows to DMM Roar 16X • Using 5 mature cows as recipient dams for donated embryos
  15. 15. Artificial Insemination AI Sire SAV Bismarck 5682 AI protocol • Breed on natural heats up to day 5 • Day 5 receive prostaglandin (estrumate) • Continue heat checking and breeding • Finish A.I. program on day 12
  16. 16. Embryo Transplant • 5 embryos donated by JVP Angus (Jarret Pernarowski, Dauphin Manitoba) • SAV Iron Mountain X MVF Georgina 366S • Selected 5 mature females based on production records to utilize as recipients • Industry Benchmark for embryo conception – 50-60% Source: (Davis-Rairdan International)
  17. 17. DMM Roar 16X
  18. 18. Daughter of Roar HF Tiger 5T DMM Blackcap Essence 23T Division Winner Farmfair International 2012
  19. 19. Birth Weight Adj. Weaning Weight Roar 110 847 Male Progeny 88 744 Female Progeny 85 660 DMM Roar 16X
  20. 20. Genetic Testing CA (Contractural Arachnodactyly) 2012 3 cows tested • All carriers 3 calves tested • All clean 2013 3 calves need to be tested • Progeny of 1U, 12U, 13U
  21. 21. Genetic Testing Leptin Testing • 2013 Sale Bulls tested HD 50K • Tested 8 replacement heifers
  22. 22. S.W.O.T • Strengths – Health and nutrition of cow herd – Facilities and equipment – Complete Records and SOP’s
  23. 23. S.W.O.T • Weaknesses – Inconsistent genetic base of cow herd – Limited customer base – Lack of successful local consignment sales
  24. 24. S.W.O.T • Opportunities – Expansion of cow herd – Donation of embryos – Developing a vision for the purebred unit – Relationships with Industry Partners
  25. 25. S.W.O.T • Threats – Market fluctuations – Industry trends and demands – Short term management of SMF
  26. 26. Income $6,202.36 $7,429.12 $22,351.03 $4,200.00 Purebred Unit Livestock Sales 2012-2013 Cull cows Steer calves Bulls-2012 Yearling heifers
  27. 27. Expenses
  28. 28. Previous Recommendations • Improve conception rates for A.I. • Purchase bulls • Key Performance Indicators • Take pride in the herd
  29. 29. Maintain the current vision • Focus on a consistent marketing strategy • Select sale bulls according to marketing plan • Consider the return on your cost of showing • Diets for young cattle • SMF teams work together to create one financial report for the farm
  30. 30. Thank You’s • Miller Wilson Angus • Ralph Stredwick • JVP Angus (Jarret Pernarowski) • Sharon Reiter • Tracy Quinton • Denise Martin • Kajal Devani & CAA • Rusty Stalwick • Jessica Cline • Josie Van Lent • Bob Wilson • DRI • Pete Wilkinson • Robert Dixon • Larry Bingham • MJT Angus • Crystal Mullen • Geoff Brown • Farm Staff • Darrell Hickman • Tamara Martin

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