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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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Commercial cattle producers may jump into the seedstock business because the notion of selling a bull or heifer for big bucks is appealing.

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Developing replacement heifers is one of the most expensive aspects of a cow-calf operation. Eliminating heifers that may not be successful cows early in the development process reduces costs.

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Understanding reproductive efficiency can sometimes be confusing. Does it mean getting the most cows pregnant in a single breeding season with little cost or fewer bulls? How does one quantify reproductive efficiency?

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The 2-year-old year is the toughest time of a cow’s life. It’s nursing its first calf, still growing and needs enough nutrition and body condition to cycle on schedule after calving.

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You may be a full-time beef producer or have a herd of cattle as a sideline or hobby in addition to your regular job. Caring for cattle in a cow-calf operation can be time-consuming and demanding. I hear all the time from producers they are tied down by caring for cattle.

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Tritrichomonas foetus is a sexually transmitted disease of cattle. T. foetus, more commonly called trich, was first discovered in 1888 in France. Unfortunately, 130 years later, this disease remains a significant challenge for cattle producers.

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