As we are moving towards “bull procurement season” , when many breeders and performance tests hold their bull sales, a refresher in bull reproduction health might be helpful. This is especially true if we consider the value of feeder calves and the losses that could be encurred if the bull is not getting the cows bred.

Heather Schlesser, PhD, UW Extension Ag Agent in Marathon County has put together a series of YouTube videos to address Bull Reproduction Health.  They are listed below and can also be found in the Reproduction section on the WBIC Cow/ Calf page.

Part 1 Male Anatomy

Part 2 Sperm Production

Part 3 Factors Affecting Bull Fertility

Part 4 Breeding Soundness Exam (Bull Health Exam)