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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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Five thousand dollars – that’s what the average commercial producer spends on a bull. While most commercial producers don’t spend that kind of money on their females, it’s safe to say bulls are a big investment, one producers shouldn’t overlook come winter.

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Accurate data is pivotal for sound decision-making and improvement, especially when dealing with animal genetics.

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Newborn calves are most susceptible to developing calf scours, or diarrhea, within the first few weeks of life due to a number of nutrition and environmental factors.

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Cattle are a precocial species, meaning when born they are relatively mature and mobile.

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Some calves are injured at birth by improper pulling methods, especially when using a mechanical calf puller.

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Calving season is often accompanied by an unwelcome visitor. Calf scours can ride in out of seemingly nowhere and wreak havoc on young calves.

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