A Long, Difficult Delivery of a Calf Will Affect Rebreeding of the Cow

A Long, Difficult Delivery of a Calf Will Affect Rebreeding of the Cow

Glenn Selk

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

In addition to being the greatest cause of baby calf mortality, calving difficulty markedly reduces reproductive performance during the next breeding season. Cattle suffering from calving difficulty have been reported (Brinks, et al. 1973) to have pregnancy rates decreased by 14% and those that did become pregnant to calve 13 days later at the next calving.

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