Effects of Nutrition Changes Following Artificial Insemination

Effects of Nutrition Changes Following Artificial Insemination

Christina Mogck

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

Nutritional stress following artificial insemination (AI) has been reported to have negative effects on conception rates. This decrease in conception rates could be from an increase in embryonic mortality due to nutritional stress following breeding. When considering heifer development strategies, it may be important for a producer to consider nutritional stress from changes in the diet following breeding, and this nutritional stress could be initiated by how you manage heifers between weaning and breeding?

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