Category Archives: Reproduction

Why are we leaving reproductive technology sitting on the shelf?

By; Dr. Ky Pohler Increasing reproductive efficiency with technology at hand is vital to improving beef production. Many technologies developed in the last 20 to 30 years have helped increase reproductive efficiency. Some producers were early adopters and have used these technologies successfully for years. Yet, there’s still room for more technology adoption, as USDA’s National Animal Health Monitoring System data indicates only: 18% of operations palpate for pregnancies 2.2% ultrasound for pregnancies 7.9% use estrus synchronization 7.6% use artificial insemination (A.I.) Taking a step back, 54.5% of cow-calf… Read More →