Every forage-livestock producer should keep in mind that genetics are important. Cattlemen and other livestock producers are usually quite aware of the importance of animal genetics. In fact, choosing a bull determines half of the genetics of all of the animals he sires. However, selection of a forage variety determines all of the genetics of that forage crop in the acre(s) in which it is grown. Forage-Livestock Quotes and Concepts, vol. 2 is available online.