Avoid Unpleasant Surprises, Monitor Bull and Estrous Activity During the Breeding Season

Avoid Unpleasant Surprises, Monitor Bull and Estrous Activity During the Breeding Season

Bob Weaber

Drovers

Over the winter, I’ve had several discussions with extension agents and producers trying to sort out what went wrong last summer during breeding season. Although the ‘wreck’ happened last spring or summer, the high percentage of open cows wasn’t discovered until preg check or, worse yet, calving. Accurate diagnosis of the problem is difficult at this stage but the circumstances give us pause to consider our production system and the critical control points.

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