Beef Cattle Mating

The cow’s only job is to produce a calf, you must ensure she is served by a sound, fertile bull which will get her pregnant. About 70% of the cow’s annual feed intake is solely for maintenance, and if she does not produce a calf each year this feed is wasted. Therefore before beginning . . . → Read More: Beef Cattle Mating

Oestrus Not Observed in Cattle

Oestrus not observed means that the cow has cycled normally, i.e. it has come on heat and ovulated but it has not been seen bulling. This diagnosis is usually made by detecting a corpus luteum, which only forms after ovulation, on the ovary by rectal examination. Milk progesterone measurement can also identify cows that . . . → Read More: Oestrus Not Observed in Cattle