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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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After a two-year drought that besieged Texas and the surrounding states, the cattle industry gears up for a recovery.

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The effects of heat stress on reproductive performance of beef cows has been discussed by many animal scientists in a variety of ways.

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Hot, dry summer months can create great hardships for management of beef heifers and cows. One way to help minimize stress on the land and resources available to you and your cowherd is to choose animals which have performance that is optimized for your production environment.

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It’s easy to forget about the bulls when you are a cow-calf producer. Usually, they are only actively working a few months each year, so it's tempting to put their health needs on the back burner. However, a successful breeding season depends on healthy bulls.

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The 101 bulls that were examined during the bull breeding soundness (BSE) clinics resulted in 89 satisfactory potential breeders and 12 bulls had significant problems.

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Preventing a “draft bust” in quarterback selection is the first step to build a winning team, says Pfizer Animal Health veterinarian Jason Osterstock.

But the genetic epidemiologist isn’t talking about football or the gridiron; he’s analyzing sire selections for beef cattle herds.

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