Beef Herd Management

Understanding the Effects of Stress on Embryonic Mortality

Embryonic loss is the greatest economic loss in the beef cow/calf industry. Therefore, your management decisions around breeding time should consider factors that may influence embryonic mortality and calf survivability, including timing of animal transport as well as heat stress.  In this article, Sarah Fields, a previous Graduate Research Assistant in Beef Production, and Dr. George Perry, Beef Reproduction & Management Specialist with SDSU Animal …

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The Importance of Synchronization Compliance

Female nutrition, working facilities and even the weather can have a significant impact on the success of a synchronization program. While some of those factors can be controlled by the producer, others cannot. One of the biggest factors in determining the success of a synchronization program, however, can be controlled entirely by you. That factor …

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Seven Suggestions to Set Calves Up for Top Performance

In the cow/calf business, fall profits depend heavily on decisions producers make in the spring for both cows and calves. Keeping calves healthy and prepared for top marketing programs, as well as getting cows rebred, are universal keys to ranching success. Here are seven springtime management suggestions from Kevin Hill, D.V.M, Technical Services Manager at …

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Five Years of PregCheck™ Fertility Rankings

Consistently Create Pregnancies Five years ago, GENEX became the first in the A.I. industry to introduce a beef sire fertility ranking model and data collection process, called PregCheck™ fertility rankings.  Today we remain the only A.I. organization to offer you data-backed analysis of a bull’s frozen semen fertility. PregCheck™ rankings are an important component of …

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