Management Factors Affecting Fertility

Management Factors Affecting Fertility

Troy Smith

Angus Journal

The cow-calf business is really all about reproduction. The goal of any serious cow-calf producer is to maximize the number of cows and heifers that become pregnant. So fertility is pretty important. During the Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle (ARSBC) workshop hosted in conjunction with the 2010 Cattle Industry Annual Convention, South Dakota State University (SDSU) reproductive physiologist George Perry talked about factors influencing fertility. He also offered up a number of managerial considerations for maximizing pregnancy rates for breeding programs utilizing natural service or artificial insemination (AI).

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