Spring calving cow herd operations should schedule pre-breeding soundness exams for bulls. Evaluations should be conducted 30 to 60 days before the start of breeding.
Although the spring calving season may still be ongoing, the next breeding season is only a few weeks away. Now is the time to schedule the old and new bulls for their pre-breeding soundness examination.
If we have a return to late summer high temperatures, a late heat wave may reduce bull fertility for several weeks after the weather has moderated.
Now is the time to schedule the old and new bulls for their pre-breeding soundness examination.
Deciding on the use of one calving season or two calving seasons is a big first decision when commercial producers are choosing calving seasons.
Every year at "preg" checking time, ranchers evaluate cows and make decisions as which to remove from the herd. One criteria that should be examined to cull cows is udder quality.
Take time now during the peak of lactation to write down which fall-calving cows have unsound udders.
Emeritus extension specialist Glenn Selk shared a treasure trove of wisdom in 2019. Here are the six most popular.