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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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Ranchers and livestock farmers have always wanted to improve their cattle, sheep, horses, hogs and poultry. How best to do this has been debated for centuries. One of the original purposes of agricultural research stations and land-grant colleges was to study ways to improve different breeds.

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As a beef producer, you are asked to be an economist, nutritionist, range scientist, mechanic, and the list goes on.

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Purchasing a bull can be one of the most important investments made in a cattle operation, and finding the right breed, breeder and bull sale can make all the difference in the success of a program.

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How to manage heifers that don’t mother calves

Sometimes a heifer is indifferent toward her newborn calf.

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Successful calving seasons are the result of good planning and hard work. Observation of cows and heifers before, during and after calving is necessary to ensure the health and safety of cows, heifers and calves.

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As many producers prepare for calving season, they should be ready for calving complications.

One complication in particular is uterine prolapse.

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