Breeding soundness exams for bulls – know he’s ready

Bulls exhibiting low fertility levels can result in poor female pregnancy rates and significantly reduces profitability. Annual breeding soundness exams should be conducted on all breeding bulls to ensure reproductive fertility. FULL STORY »

Management of young bulls before and after the breeding season

Yearling bulls should be in condition score 6 before the start of the breeding season. This is usually not a problem as these bulls would be coming off of a growing/development ration. FULL STORY »

Survey results: Bull buying habits

The survey asked them to rank the top 5 items they look for in a bull purchase. FULL STORY »

Resynchronization: An option for the small cow-calf rancher

I had a meeting last month comparing the costs per pregnancy for natural service and estrous synchronization and AI. FULL STORY »

BeefTalk: Carcass merit pays

At one time, the carcass that is on the rail had a home. At one point, a producer made the decision to mate cows to a particular bull. FULL STORY »

Breeding soundness exams should be in your bull management plan

With cattle markets looking to stay high, calf producers should make certain their whole management system is operating efficiently. FULL STORY »

Cow-calf corner: Breeding replacement heifers Play video

Glenn Selk discusses considerations when breeding yearling replacement heifers with synchronized artificial inseminations programs using the feed additive Melengestrol Acetate. FULL STORY »

BeefTalk: The world of genetic marketing

Which calf was the most profitable? Was it a calf with a carcass value of $211.48, carcass weight of 680 pounds and a total value of $1,438.06 or a calf with a carcass value of $185.48, carcass weight of 1,017 pounds and a total value of $1,886.33? FULL STORY »

Illinois Performance Tested Bull Sale results

The Illinois Performance Tested (IPT) Bull Sale was the lead-off event of the 2012 Illinois Beef Expo held on Feb. 23 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ill. FULL STORY »

Be selective when choosing herd bulls for cattle operation

Beef producers don’t want to miss out on profit potential when it comes to selection and performance of breeding bulls, according to a Texas AgriLife Extension Service beef cattle specialist. FULL STORY »

Reproduction problems caused by trichomoniasis

K-State beef veterinarian Larry Hollis discusses the persistence of trichomoniasis disease in Kansas cattle herds, leading to reproduction problems. FULL STORY »

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