Cliff Lamb

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Name: Cliff Lamb
Date registered: July 8, 2013

Latest posts

  1. Prebreeding Management for Successful Development of Beef Replacement Heifers — December 16, 2016
  2. Fetal Versus Maternal Contributions of Bos indicus Genetics to Offspring Growth — July 22, 2016
  3. Understanding Fetal Programming in Cattle — March 11, 2016
  4. What are the Long-Term Impacts of Estrus Synchronization and Artificial Insemination? — October 9, 2015
  5. Pregnancy Diagnosis Options for Beef Cattle Producers — May 22, 2015

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Prebreeding Management for Successful Development of Beef Replacement Heifers

Pedro L. P. Fontes and G. Cliff Lamb, University of Florida – North Florida Research and Education Center, Marianna, FL

The efficiency of post-weaning development of heifers has a major impact on the overall profitability of cow-calf operations. To ensure satisfactory performance during the first breeding season, replacement heifers must …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/12/16/prebreeding-management-for-successful-development-of-beef-replacement-heifers/

Fetal Versus Maternal Contributions of Bos indicus Genetics to Offspring Growth

By Pedro Fontes and Cliff Lamb

Researchers at the North Florida Research and Education Center have initiated a five-year experiment that focuses on the relationship between cattle breed and nutritional restriction on subsequent fetal and calf development, feed efficiency, and reproductive traits. Production traits of cattle maintained in warmer …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/07/22/fetal-versus-maternal-contributions-of-bos-indicus-genetics-to-offspring-growth/

Understanding Fetal Programming in Cattle

Cliff Lamb, Beef Cattle Specialist, University of Florida – North Florida Research and Education Center, Marianna, FL

Fetal programming is a term that many producers may have heard of in recent years, but may not have understood the concept. The concept of fetal programming, also known as developmental programming, was first introduced in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/03/11/understanding-fetal-programming-in-cattle/

What are the Long-Term Impacts of Estrus Synchronization and Artificial Insemination?

Cliff Lamb, University of Florida – North Florida Research and Education Center, Marianna, FL

Estrous synchronization (ES) and artificial insemination (AI) are reproductive management tools that have been available to beef producers for over 50 years.  Synchronization of the estrous cycle has the potential to shorten the calving season, increase calf uniformity, and enhance …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/10/09/what-are-the-long-term-impacts-of-estrus-synchronization-and-artificial-insemination/

Pregnancy Diagnosis Options for Beef Cattle Producers

Generally, beef herd pregnancy rates after a 60–120-day breeding season tend to range from 80 to 94 percent. Pregnancy diagnosis identifies the 6–20 percent of open cows in the herd so they can be culled after their calves at side are weaned, instead of waiting to the end of the subsequent calving season. Considering that …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/05/22/pregnancy-diagnosis-options-for-beef-cattle-producers/

2015 Florida Bull Test Sale Summary

The Florida Bull Test Sale was held on January 17, 2015 at the North Florida Research and Education Center in Marianna, FL. Of the 102 bulls originally consigned to the test, 56 bulls were auctioned off at the sale. Only bulls meeting specific benchmarks were eligible for the sale. In addition, bulls were inspected for …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/01/30/2015-florida-bull-test-sale-summary/

Bulls Have Arrived for the 15th Annual Florida Bull Test

For the 15th year, the North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) is hosting the Florida Bull Test. This year, of the 119 bulls nominated, 102 bulls were received on July 30, 2014. After a three-week adaptation period, bulls will initiate a 112 day feed and performance test to determine feed efficiency and average …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2014/08/01/bulls-have-arrived-for-the-15th-annual-florida-bull-test/

Impact of Selection for Feed Efficiency of Heifers on Future Cow Performance

Introduction

In Florida, the predominant classes of cattle are females (replacement heifers, young and mature cows) that graze forages.  However, most feed efficiency research has focused on grain-fed, feedlot cattle, with little data collected on mature cows on a forage-based diet.  Approximately 55 to 75% of the total costs associated with beef cattle production are …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2014/03/14/impact-of-selection-for-feed-efficiency-of-heifers-on-future-cow-performance/

AI Cowculator App

The utilization of estrous synchronization and timed artificial insemination (TAI) has potential to influence the economic efficiency of cow/calf enterprises by improving a producer’s opportunity to shorten the calving season, increase calf uniformity, have earlier births during the calving season, enhance pre-weaning growth, and heavier calves at weaning.

However, beef producers have been …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2013/11/15/ai-cowculator-app/