Livestock and Forages

Title

Steps to Successful Reproductive Management in Beef Cattle

Publication Date

Summer 8-7-2019

Publication Number

LGP 1011

Summary

Reproduction is a critical aspect of any species’ life cycle and plays a major role in food animal production. Since the implementation of artificial insemination (AI) in the beef cattle industry, researchers have strived to improve the efficiency of this process. Through research, estrus-synchronization protocols were developed to facilitate application of AI. However, practical problems involving increased time and labor are associated with improved conception rates with many estrous synchronization protocols. Over the years, research has focused on finding a balance between conception rates and time/labor costs to carry out an ideal estrous synchronization protocol.

Publication Type

Technical Brief

Target Audiences

producers, livestock managers, livestock owners

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