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There are several steps producers can take in spring to maximize artificial insemination pregnancy rates.

Maximize pregnancy rates when artificially inseminating livestock

There are several steps producers can take to improve AI success

Reading Time: 4 minutes Artificial insemination (AI) offers cattle producers the opportunity to use semen from high-accuracy, genetically superior sires at a fraction of the cost of purchasing a herd bull with similar genetics. “In addition, using estrus synchronization and AI can increase the number of calves born earlier in the calving season and increase weaning weights of calves,” […] Read more

The last thing you want to see in a prized bull

Beef 911: Injuries that prevent a bull from breeding can be 
successfully treated, and about 50 per cent of cases will heal


Reading Time: 3 minutes Numerous times during the breeding season, calls come in to veterinary clinics in regards to swellings along the sheath of bulls. In many instances, a favourable outcome is highly attainable. And with today’s bull prices this may be good news. The location of the swelling says a lot about its cause. Generally if the penis […] Read more