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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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As we move into the new year, it will be worthwhile to spend a little time planning and preparing for the upcoming calving season. Excellent animal husbandry, deliberate preparation and common sense can go a long way to promote a successful calving season.

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Cow-calf producers can say so long to their paper calving book.

With the selection of calving apps on the market, producers can choose which one works best for their operation.

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The majority of the income a cow-calf producer receives comes from selling a calf crop. Therefore, setting up the newborn calf for success becomes critically important to the profitability of the operation.

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Bull selection is critical for maximizing pregnancy and calf performance potential. With that, there are several factors and qualities that should be considered with respect to a beef operation’s needs and expectations. The following is a summary of those critical considerations.

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Burke Teichert, ranch consultant and speaker says, “One of the biggest determinants of ranch profit is the cost of developing or acquiring herd replacements.” Replacement heifers are important to ranch profitability and need to be successful cows that stay in the operation for a long time.

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Cattle producers in the U.S. should be asking themselves: “What is high-quality beef and how do we produce it?” Not only is high quality what the packers and consumers want, but there are also incentives for those who produce a quality product.

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