Replacement heifers are certainly an investment. At our ranch, we usually retain 50% of our heifer crop each year to develop and retain in the cowherd. We have found this is the best way to add numbers and improve genetics quickly in our herd...
As producers plan to rebuild cow herds, an AI program using sorted semen is a highly reliable method of increasing the supply of heifers with superior genetics to enhance the profitability of future calf crops.
Embryonic loss can negatively affect pregnancy rates. Management helps increase the odds of success.
Watch a video interview with Lannett Edwards, University of Tennessee beef reproduction specialist here.
BEEF Senior Editor Burt Rutherford gives a review of the sessions he attended at the Cattlemen's College held at the Cattle Industry Convention in Nashville, TN. His takeaway? Reproductive management matters.