AGM Keynote Speaker
of the Bull and Cow for Herd Improvement
his Keynote Address, Gearld will talk
about the responsibilities of the bull
and the cow in a breeding program.
He will explore the role of each in
reproduction, production and the utilization
of Nature's cow feed, grass.
In this session, Gearld will
move to the arena and give a hands-on
demonstration of linear measurement,
using a Dexter cow and a Dexter bull.
For other Exciting and Informative Education
Fry was seven years old when he was
assigned his first milking cow.
By the age of 14 he had purchased and
shown his first steer. Too poor
to purchase a top bull, he taught himself
By then, Gearld had developed the habit
of listening to old-time cattlemen,
and his eye had taught him what to look
for in outstanding livestock.
Like all farmers, he had been educated
in the grain-fed paradigm and followed
the “bigger is better” philosophy.
It wasn’t until he established
his own Reproductive Center that doubts
began to grow. He saw that many “top
bulls” had poor quality semen
and many of the “best cows”
had trouble getting pregnant.
He began to research using blood analysis
and determined that proper grass nutrition
was the answer.
Coupling the writings of “old
masters” with 40 years of owning
and observing cattle, Fry has assumed
leadership in the art of cattle selection,
breeding and genetic management in a
natural, totally grass-fed environment.
His passion is to educate cattle producers
in producing healthy, quality beef and
milk to benefit the American consumer.
Fry’s own writings have appeared
in many agricultural journals. In 2003
he authored “Reproduction and
Animal Health,” a guide to selecting,
breeding and managing a herd for health,
reproduction and performance on grass.