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Mike Kasten

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Mike Kasten
QB Program Director
(573) 979-0889



The QB mission is to improve profitability of beef cow-calf operations by facilitating the adoption of applied reproductive and genetic technologies that will add value to beef cattle produced and marketed in the U.S. and contribute to improvements in beef quality to satisfy increasing domestic and global demand for high-quality beef.

QB Guidelines

QB Program Overview

QB Program Guidelines

QB Commercial Feed Yard Program

QB By the Numbers - EPD

QB By the Numbers - Economic Indices

QB Newsletters

Spring 2014

2013 QB Feed Yard Tour

David Patterson - Tracking & Capturing Added Value: “Quality Beef by the Numbers”

NAAB Electronic Resource Guide

Mike Kasten - QB: Putting It All Together

Larry Corah - Quality Beef’s Place in the Future?

Tom Brink - Breeding Programs from a Cattle Feeder's Perpsective

Scott Brown - The Economic Evaluation Under the QB Program

David Patterson - Strategies to Optimize the Use of AI in Cow/Calf Production Systems:Focus on fixed-time AI

Jordan Thomas - Delayed insemination of non-estrous cows improves pregnancy rates when using sex-sorted semen in timed artificial insemination of suckled beef cows

Jared Decker - Beef Breeding in the Age of Genomics

2012 QB Program Rollout

2012 QB Program Agenda

QB Program Partners