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Breeding soundness exams can prevent a financial wreck at the ranch

Breeding soundness exams can prevent a financial wreck at the ranch

The Cattleman

The importance of a breeding soundness exam in herd bulls can prevent costly revenue losses, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. Stan Bevers, AgriLife Extension economist in Vernon, shared the data from a large New Mexico ranch recently during the recent 62nd Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course in College Station. In his evaluation of the past 25 years of income and expenses on the ranch, veterinary services and breeding per herd accounted for 3.1 percent of total expenses, or $27.88 per breeding female.

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