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Source: Utah State University Introduction Reproduction could be considered the most important production trait on a cow-calf operation. Economic outputs are sustained when cattle rebreed and calve every year in a timely manner. However, when cattle are unable to rebreed efficiently,...
Source: University of Arkansas Generally success or failure in the cow/calf business depends to a large extent upon doing the right things at the right times. This is especially true when it comes to beef cattle reproduction management. Reproduction is...
Source: University of Missouri Bill Lamberson Professor, Animal Sciences Jordan Thomas Assistant Professor, Animal Sciences Crossbreeding in commercial beef cattle production improves efficiency through heterosis and breed complementation (Figure 1). Heterosis or hybrid vigor is an advantage in performance of crossbreds compared to the...
Source: University of Florida Philipe Moriel and Joao Vendramini INTRODUCTION The primary goal of precalving supplementation of protein and energy is to increase body condition score (BCS) of beef cows before calving, which is positively correlated with reproductive success of cows during...
Source: K-State Research and Extension, Lisa Moser  Every carpenter knows that having the right tool for the job allows the finished project to be the best it can be, and part of the decision about which tool to use comes...
Source: Ohio State University, Dr. Michelle Arnold, UK Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory “Reproductive failure” is an all-encompassing term if a cow loses a calf during pregnancy or if she fails to get pregnant. Causes of reproductive failure are frequently divided into infectious...
Source: University of Missouri Extension Scott Poock Extension Veterinarian, College of Veterinary Medicine Jordan Thomas Assistant Professor, Animal Sciences Emily Smith Graduate Research Assistant, Animal Sciences An excellent herd health program is an important component of overall management for reproductive efficiency, as health can significantly impact...
Source: EmGenisys, Inc. news release The latest patent issued to EmGenisys, Inc., an animal health company that aims to improve success rates in embryo transfer (ET) and in vitro fertilization (IVF) for cattle producers, will be a game changer for...
Source: Pennsylvania State University Expected progeny differences (EPDs) have been applied to improve the genetics of beef cattle for almost four decades. Expected progeny differences are predictions of the genetic transmitting ability of a parent to its offspring and are...
Source: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Kacie McCarthy, UNL Cow-Calf Specialist Shelby Rosasco, Beef Specialist, University of Wyoming T.L. Meyer, Nebraska Extension Educator A successful breeding season requires planning. Estrus synchronization is one tool that can benefit cattle producers if used correctly. Estrus synchronization can...
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