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Reproduction

From the earliest genetic decisions to the final protocols for calving, discover the best information to improve your herd’s reproductive performance.

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How to manage heifers that don’t mother calves

Sometimes a heifer is indifferent toward her newborn calf.

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Successful calving seasons are the result of good planning and hard work. Observation of cows and heifers before, during and after calving is necessary to ensure the health and safety of cows, heifers and calves.

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As many producers prepare for calving season, they should be ready for calving complications.

One complication in particular is uterine prolapse.

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Crossbreeding provides commercial cattlemen the opportunity to combine desirable characteristics of two or more breeds and increase performance due to hybrid vigor (heterosis).

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You’ve heard the dilemma, “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” A similar dilemma plays out in the cattle industry each year as we start preparing for calving season.

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Some recent research conducted at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln shows that when managed correctly, larger heifers can be more profitable than smaller heifers.

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