Body condition score at calving is the single most important trait determining when a cow resumes heat cycles and therefore when she is likely to re-conceive for the next calf crop.
Bred replacement heifers that will calve in late January and February need to continue to grow and maintain body condition as two-year-old heifers should be in a body condition score 6 at calving.
Emeritus extension specialist Glenn Selk shared a treasure trove of wisdom in 2019. Here are the six most popular.
Body condition changes from the time the cow calves until she begins the breeding season and can play a significant role in the rebreeding success story.
Deciding on the use of one calving season or two calving seasons is a big first decision when commercial producers are choosing calving seasons.
A focused, high-quality cattle nutrition program can help improve breeding results and boost your bottom line.
After calving, a normally healthy cow needs 52% more protein and a substantial increase in energy as she begins the lactation phase. Meeting those nutrition requirements will positively impact rebreeding.
Better understanding of the relationships between body condition scores and rebreeding efficiency of beef cattle has added a powerful management tool to the cattleman’s arsenal.