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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...
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 Maryland Extension, Sarah Potts The overall goal for a seasonal cow-calf operation should be to have cows calve roughly every 365 days (or once per year).  Some management tools, such as estrus synchronization programs, can be used to...
Source: BCRC, www.BeefResearch.ca Heifers take longer to start cycling after having their first calf than mature cows do. This means that if heifers are bred to calve at the same time as the main cow herd they are already behind coming...
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: The Pennsylvania State University So you have decided to synchronize a group of cows or heifers!  That's great but before attempting this be sure to consider a few things.  What is the goal you want to achieve by synchronizing...
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: Olds College Researchers at the Technology Access Centre for Livestock Production (TACLP) at Olds College of Agriculture & Technology have performed two years of research that shows adopting handling acclimation procedures leads to heifers having a greater pregnancy rate —...
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...
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