Body Fat in Beef Cows Affects Pregnancy Rates
L. A. Sprott
Texas Agricultural Extension Service Pregnancy rates are highly variable in beef herds and ar influenced by many factors including nutrition. Low pregnancy rates are caused by improper nutrition in 90 percent or more cases. The amount of fat on a cow is a direct reflection of nutritional status. Recent studies have shown that fat cover, as influenced by level of nutrition, has a strong influence on pregnancy rates.