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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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Advanced reproductive technologies have helped the cattle industry make great strides in herd improvement – getting more calves from the best cows and making faster genetic progress.

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Preparing for the breeding season is a year-round project with many steps along the way to ensure high reproductive success in a herd.

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The U.S. cow herd expansion over the last couple of years, along with increased input costs, has caused considerable price volatility.

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“Are Bos indicus-influenced beef heifers really all that different?” This question comes up a lot, especially when it comes to reproductive management. The short answer is yes, they really are.

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Since 2016, Kansas cattlemen and women have had the opportunity to attend Kansas State University Extension calving schools to not only brush up on their pre-calving and calving management but also learn new cow herd management strategies and calf-pulling techniques.

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Single-step genetic evaluations have become a reality for several beef breed associations, with the expectation that more will adopt single-step predictions in the near future.

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