Tag Archive: Cows

Summer Temperatures Shorten Gestation Length of Early Fall-calving Cows

Start checking early bred cows and heifers early this fall.  Research at Oklahoma State documents that hot summer temperatures shorten gestation by six days in early bred fall calving cows.  Photo: Matt Hersom Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist Each year in August, it is time for an important reminder.  Fall-calving season …

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The Cost of Late Calving Cows

Heather Gessner, South Dakota State University Extension Livestock Business Management Field Specialist Standardized Performance Analysis Pounds of beef sold is a key number for cattlemen. Late calvers, the cows that drag out the calving season, cost producers more than extra work and management, they are actually reducing herd income. Standardized Performance Analysis (SPA) has been …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/09/the-cost-of-late-calving-cows/

An Economic Evaluation of Estrous Synchronization and Fixed-Time Artificial Insemination in Suckled Beef Cows

UF/IFAS beef cattle reseach project showed a $ 49 advantage per exposed cow with Timed AI. Cliff Lamb, UF/IFAS Beef Reproduction Specialist, NFREC Overview Estrous synchronization and artificial insemination (AI) are reproductive management tools that have been available to beef producers for over 30 years. Synchronization of the estrous cycle has the potential to shorten …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/08/24/an-economic-evaluation-of-estrous-synchronization-and-fixed-time-artificial-insemination-in-suckled-beef-cows/