Pregnancy testing should make you money.
The key to profitability for all cattle breeding enterprises is high reproductive efficiency. One of the most valuable management tools for monitoring reproductive efficiency is pregnancy testing. Testing will provide you you with a wealth of information about which cows are pregnant and how far pregnant, and which cows are not pregnant. This can help you to manage stock, plan ahead and is one of the best ways to identify an infertility problem early on. A beef cow that does not calve costs you money. She consumes valuable resources your other cows and calves can turn into dollars.
Early detection of low pregnancy rates can allow for a timely infertility investigation and management which can be invaluable.
So, whether you have 5 or 500 cows, pregnancy testing is going to benefit you. Contact us about how and when to test your cows.
A sound and fertile bull is essential for any successful breeding program. Having your bulls examined by a vet before joining involves a thorough physical examination with or without collection and evaluation of semen. It is a bit like a mechanic checking a vehicle before giving a roadworthy certificate. Putting an infertile bull out with cows is of no value to anyone so knowing your bulls are ready and able to work is very important.
A breeding herd needs to do just that, produce sufficient numbers of healthy offspring at the desired time. When things go wrong it can be a major problem for you and your animals. We deal regularly with fertility issues in livestock and have the knowledge and equipment to assist you with both prevention of these problems in the first place and/or investigation of any issues that occur.