Black cow licking calf in pasture

How Much Calving Ease is Enough?

Calving ease is a desired trait. Most would argue it is not only desired but necessary, as calving difficulty can lower calf survivability and extend post-partum intervals for cows, which then lowers breed-back rates. Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs) can be utilized to help manage this risk. Kelli Retallick, Genetic Service Director for Angus Genetics Inc. …

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