Management Program for Improving Reproductive Performance
Keywords:reproduction, calving season
What do we expect of a beef cow as far as reproduction is concerned? We would like to have every cow in the herd wean a calf every year and have all the calves dropped early in the calving season. All cows don’t wean a calf and we have late calvers. Therefore, we need to find ways to improve this situation. This paper will point out some of the reasons for poor reproductive performance and then outline ways to improve reproduction. Three steps can be taken to improve reproduction performance:
1. Shorten the breeding season
2. Develop replacement heifers properly
3. Feed proper level of nutrition.