Breeding problems another cost of wild cattle

Breeding problems another cost of wild cattle

Heather Smith Thomas

Beef Magazine

Research keeps proving bad temperament literally costs beef producers money, but could be avoided. Flighty, aggressive cattle are difficult to handle, don’t gain as well in the feedlot and don’t produce high-quality carcasses. Bad temperament also affects reproduction rates: Cows with bad dispositions have lower conception/calving rates.

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