Preparing for Estrous Synchronization and Artificial Insemination

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 ( 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.

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