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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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For some the “spring” calving season is upon them, although the calendar still says it is winter. For others, the start of the spring calving season is still several months away. The value of calves under current market conditions is amazing, with baby calves bringing close to the same amount of dollars today a weaned calf would bring just five years ago.

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The most expensive health problem facing the cattle industry is bovine respiratory disease (BRD), or shipping fever.

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Birthweight is an important indicator of calf survivability, according to David R. Smith of Mississippi State University. “Both heavy and light (compared to normal) newborn calves are more likely to have complications during or shortly after birth.”

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Harvest is that special time of year where you get to reap the benefits of a year’s worth of work. So what does that have to do with calving cows?

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There are only 29 million beef cows in the U.S. – the lowest inventory since 1962. And the combination of increasing world population and an increasing standard of living in most developing countries will result in increased demand for meat over the next several decades.

Providing an increased supply of beef at a reasonable price will be difficult, particularly if sustainable production methods are to be used.

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West Texas A&M University’s Department of Agricultural Sciences and industry professionals have teamed up to create a new breed of beef cattle – backwards.

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