Trich: Not Just a Western States Disease

Trich: Not Just a Western States Disease

Kim Holt

Angus Journal

Cow-calf producers may be leaving money on the table when it comes to assessing the reproductive — and trichomoniasis or “trich” disease status — of their resident herd bulls.

USDA’s Beef 2007-2008 National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) study, conducted in 24 states, questioned producers about their bull management practices and the methods they use to prepare for breeding season. The study represented nearly 80% of U.S. cow-calf operations and just under 90% of U.S. beef cows.

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