Preparing for Estrous Synchronization and Artificial Insemination
Jackie Atkins, Ph.D.
American Simmental Association
Although it may feel early to think about the breeding season, it will soon be upon us. A little forethought and planning will go a long way to make this year’s breeding season run smoothly. The Beef Reproductive Task Force (made up of academics, industry personnel, and veterinarians) has an excellent website (http://beefrepro.unl.edu/) with information on recon1n1ended estrous synchronization (ES) protocols for heifers and cows and many articles filled with applied information aimed to improve reproductive performance in beef cattle.