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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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There are many components to estrus synchronization protocols, so I’m not surprised when I receive a phone call with questions. To help with your next synchronization project, I’ve compiled answers to the most frequently asked questions.

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We often focus primarily on heifer and cow nutrition because it is of great importance; however, it’s also important to remember that 50% of your calf crop’s genetics come from the sire.

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The utilization of embryo transfer (ET) offers a great opportunity for genetic improvement in beef cattle operations.

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One of the most important yearly management decisions facing producers is bull selection. This becomes evident when realizing a bull will influence the genetic makeup of 20-25 calves per bull per year.

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What is sexed semen?

Sex-sorted semen, or sexed semen, is a reproductive technology that allows beef producers to generate calves of the desired sex to fit their market and herd needs.

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As winter rolls around, people across the country are preparing for the holidays, but for beef producers, Santa and mistletoe aren’t the only highlights of the season – we have bull sales to look forward to!

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