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A herd of breeding cattle are going to pasture


Last updated 12/1/2020 at 12:37pm

Havre Daily News/Kimberly Bolta

A purebred Hereford cow stands on a lot in front of the calving barn at Northern Agriucultural Resource Center southwest of Havre, just minutes before the herd was loaded up to be shipped for sale. The herd, bred for research at NARC starting in 1966, is going up for sale Wednesday.

A line of horned Herefords that were instrumental at Northern Agricultural Development Center's development of early genetic selection indexes and models to break correlated traits are being auctioned off this week.

The herd is going up for sale Tuesday.

The line originated in 1966 as a closed herd where no external genetics were brought into the herd and were retained, Superintendent of Northern Agriculture Research Center Darin Boss said.

"We generate our own replacements and our own bulls to breed back on those cows, so it's a very line-bred herd," Boss said. "It's looking at various...

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