Citations with the tag: CATTLE -- Reproduction
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- Sexed semen is part of strategies.
Buss, Jessica // Farmers Weekly; 1/30/2004, Vol. 140 Issue 5, p36
Reports on the possibility that beef producers may adopt sexed semen in their cattle breeding strategies according to a survey conducted by Newcastle University in England. Benefits from using sexed semen; Barriers in the use of sexed semen.
- Successful corrals provide a 'great place to calve cows'.
Buss, Jessica // Farmers Weekly; 3/19/2004, Vol. 140 Issue 12, p35
Provides information on the installed bedded corral at Picton Castle Farm in Great Britain. Significance of the corrals to cows giving birth; Features of the corrals.
- Rancher's guide to diagnosing abortion.
McDONALD, STEVE // American Agriculturist (0161-8237); Apr2013, Vol. 210 Issue 4, pBP8
The article discusses the causes of reproductive failure in beef cattle including repeated estrus, bad bulls that have not passed the trichomoniasis test or the breeding soundness examination and observing aborting cattle before the calving season.
- WHEN THE HEAT IS ON�.
Macmillan, Shirley // Farmers Weekly; 6/16/2006, Vol. 144 Issue 24, p52
This article deals with heat detection in dairy cows to determine mating conditions. As dairy herds become larger, heat detection is an increasingly important issue. Modern high-yielding Holsteins show heat less strongly, and it means they need watching more to reduce the cost of poor fertility...
- 'Buying' success -- at a cost.
Blackwell, Mark // New Zealand Dairy Exporter; Jul2010, Vol. 85 Issue 12, p104
The article discusses issues related to calving and reproductive performance in dairy cattle. The goal of dairy farmers is the efficient utilisation of grazed pasture and conversion into milksolids (MS), which contributes to a profitable dairy farm system. A source of how New Zealand dairy herds...
- Pregnancy rates best indicator of cow fertility.
Balsom, Aly // Farmers Weekly; 9/16/2011, Vol. 156 Issue 12, p36
The article reports on the claim by Westpoint Vets veterinarian (vet) Jon Mouncey that farmers should focus on the pregnancy rates rather than on the calving interval to determine the fertility performance of a cow. Mouncey's statement was made at the 2011 Dairy Event and Livestock Show in Great...
- Seven fall steps to calving success.
Hilton, W. Mark // BEEF; Nov2004, Vol. 41 Issue 3, p18
The article presents tips for calving success. The most cost-effective measure one can do is to be sure that he/she is only feeding pregnant cows through the winter months. Many herds vaccinate for the wrong diseases at the wrong times, or don't vaccinate for diseases they could prevent. There...
- Increasing your profits -- Part III.
Hughes, Harlan // BEEF; Apr2005, Vol. 41 Issue 8, p8
This article discusses various issues related to maximization of profit in cattle trade. The data, described here in the article, can help one tweak management and convert 2005's missed profit opportunities into next year's added profit opportunities for one's cow herd. Integrated Resource...
- Another Synch Option?
Ferguson, C. E.; Godke, R. A. // BEEF; Aug2005, Vol. 41 Issue 12, p36
Focuses on the use of estrous cycle synchronization (ECS) as a way to handle and inseminate cattle. Efficiency of the ECS; Use of altrenogest for ECS; Effectiveness of ECS in beef cattle.
- Temperament & pregnancy.
Laudert, Scott // BEEF; Aug2010, Vol. 46 Issue 12, p12
The article focuses on research related to cows. University of Florida (UF) and Oregon State University (OSU) researchers found that two breeds of cows with excitable remperaments were less likely to become pregnant during the bredding season. Another OSU study found that cows maintained at body...
- 13-month repro solution.
Hilton, W. Mark // BEEF; Sep2011, Vol. 48 Issue 1, p10
In this article, the author offers a solution for a herd to have two calving seasons in only 13 months. He states that an extended calving season restricts the ability to make the most of profitability. The solution will reportedly decrease labor, enhance health, improve profitability and...
- Cumulative Risk of Bovine Mastitis Treatments in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.
Valde1, J. P.; Lawson, L. G.; Lindberg, A.; Agger, J. F.; Saloniemi, H.; �ster�s, O. // Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica; 2004, Vol. 45, p201
Data from the national dairy cow recording systems during 1997 were used to calculate lactation-specific cumulative risk of mastitis treatments and cumulative risk of removal from the herds in Denmark, Finland Norway and Sweden. Sweden had the lowest risk of recorded mastitis treatments during...
- The relationship between antibody status to bovine corona virus and bovine respiratory syncytial virus and disease incidence, reproduction and herd characteristics in dairy herds.
Ohlson, Anna; Emanuelson, Ulf; Tr�v�n, Madeleine; Alenius, Stefan // Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica; 2010, Vol. 52, p37
Background: Bovine respiratory syncytial virus (BRSV) and bovine corona virus (BCV) affects cattle worldwide. Our objective was to evaluate the effects of these infections on general health and reproduction parameters measurable on herd level and to explore the association between antibody...
- Derivation of standard lactation curves for South African dairy cows.
Mostert, B.E.; Theron, H.E.; Kanfer, F.H.J. // South African Journal of Animal Science; 2003, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p70
Standard Lactation Curves were derived for South African Holstein and Jersey cows, using 20 herd-, 18 age- and six season classes. Six herd classes were below and 13 above the average production level for both breeds. A standard lactation curve was estimated for each combination of herd-, age-...
- PICKING the Studs.
Thomas, Heather Smith // BEEF; Apr2011, Vol. 47 Issue 8, p30
The article discusses the factors affecting the breeding ability of bulls in the U.S. It focuses on the breeding soundness examination (BSE) to determine a bull's fertility and breeding ability including semen quality, reproductive tract soundness and libido. It notes that weight and condition...
- EFFECT OF SOME ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS ON MILK ACETONE LEVEL AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH MILK YIELD AND SOME CONTENTS.
Hana, Sameer S.; Ayied, Asaad Y.; Abdullrada, Ali J. // Basrah Journal of Agricultural Sciences; 2007, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p75
This study was conducted in some private farms at Al-Hartha, Basrah province. Milk samples (384) were collected from 16 cows for six month after calving. The aim was to study the effect of calving season, month after parturition, parity and milking time on milk acetone. Effect of acetone levels...
- Fertile Female.
Burt, Alaina // BEEF; Oct2007, Vol. 44 Issue 2, p39
The article provides information on the cow owned by Dennis Nelson about its production of a new calf in the U.S. It is mentioned that the cow with an identification tag number of 134 has given birth to her first calf on May 5, 2005 at just 15 months of age. It adds that at three years and seven...
- HAEMATOLOGICAL STUDIES IN CROSSBRED ANOESTROUS COWS.
Perumal, P.; Das, S.; Mohanty, D. N.; Barik, A. K.; Mishra, P. C.; Pattnaik, J. B. // Indian Journal of Field Veterinarians; 2010, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p7
A study was conducted on haematological studies in crossbred anoestrous cows. Blood samples were collected from 30 crossbred anoestrous cows (Gr-II) and compared with normal cyclic cows at oestrous (Gr-I). The blood parameters such as TWBC ,TRBC,Hb, HCT, ESR,TPLT, MCV ,MCH,MCHC,RDW ,MPVand PDW...
- Easy-calving policy is manager's dream.
Buss, Jessica // Farmers Weekly; 1/31/2003, Vol. 138 Issue 5, p39
Deals with the decision of Fiona Campbell, livestock manager at Oneholmes Farm in Middlesbrough, England, to change the beef breed of the farm for easy calving. Benefits of the easy-calving beef breed; Reasons for selecting the Salers heifer breed; Definition of easy-calving for Campbell.
- EFFECT OF GnRH ADMINISTRATION ON FERTILITY IN CROSSBRED DAIRY CATTLE.
Buss, Jessica // Indian Journal of Field Veterinarians; 2011, Vol. 6 Issue 3, p70
The article offers information on the research conducted by the authors related to the impact of GnRH administration on the fertility of dairy cattle. It states that administration of GnRH or its analogue provides necessary stimulus to initiate the estrus cycle by the release of gonadotrophins,...
- When will she calve?
THOMAS, HEATHER SMITH // Countryside & Small Stock Journal; Jan/Feb2009, Vol. 93 Issue 1, p92
The article offers information as to when a cow will give birth. It is stated that cows generally give birth about nine months and seven days after conception with an average length of the pregnancy being 283 days. One of the surest ways to predict calving is when a cow lets a person walk up and...
- Making certain of the right score.
Burke, Chris // New Zealand Dairy Exporter; Jun2006, Vol. 81 Issue 11, p85
Presents ways of maintaining the normal body condition score (BCS) at calving for cows and heifers. Method of calculating the feed requirement to add BCS to dry cows; Daily feed requirement of a 550 kilogram Holstein Friesian to add 0.5 BCS in 30 days.
- Tight calving block fits bill.
Macmillan, Shirley // Farmers Weekly; 4/29/2005, Vol. 142 Issue 17, p36
Explores the benefits of keeping suckler cows in a tight block. Definition of block calving according to suckler herd manager John Goodman; Ways for achieving a tight block; Methods used by Goodman for calving.
- Vet checks prove vital for getting cows back in calf.
Macmillan, Shirley // Farmers Weekly; 3/3/2006, Vol. 144 Issue 9, p50
The article discusses the importance of veterinary checking in getting cows back in calf and improve suckler herd performance. Veterinarian Kate Burnby of Livestock1st explained the risk of suffering uterine damage or developing infection among cows that have had an assisted calving, twins or...
- Cloned Replacement Tissues No Longer Science Fiction.
Macmillan, Shirley // Urology Times; Feb2000, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p23
Reports on the successful transfer of human DNA into enucleated bovine oocytes as explained by Advanced Cell Technology president and chief executive officer Michael D. West during the American Society for Reproductive Medicine annual meeting. Culture of small cluster of cells to produce...
- COMPARATIVE STUDY OF CERTAIN SERUM BIOCHEMICAL PARAMETERS IN ANOESTRUS AND REPEAT BREEDING COWS OF BHADRAK DISTRICT OF ORISSA.
Das, S.; Mishra, S. K.; Swain, R. K.; Mohanty, D. N.; Mishra, S. R. // Indian Journal of Field Veterinarians; 2012, Vol. 7 Issue 4, p71
Sixty local cows (2 to 7 years old) from four villages of Bhadrak district were selected and divided into three groups of 20 each on the basis of their reproductive status i.e. normal cyclic cows, anoestrus cows and repeat breeding cows. The mean serum calcium and phosphorus levels of anoestrus...
- Setting Standards For Replacement Heifers.
Radke, Amanda // Beef Expert Blog; 6/ 8/2012, p8
The article offers tips for cattle farmers on managing replacement heifers. These tips are from John F. Grimes, Ohio State University Extension beef coordinator. Grimes highlights the importance of maintaining strict reproductive standards on female cows. Producers are advised to determine...
- Reproductive disorders in Crossbreds with special reference to Seasonal Dynamics in Punjab.
Ghuman, S. P. S.; Jagir Singh; Dadarwal, D.; Honparkhe, M.; Dhillon, N. S. // Intas Polivet; Jan-Jun2011, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p5
A record of 186 to 398 calvings in crossbred dairy cattle of Punjab state was utilized to study the incidence of reproductive disorders and the effect of season on various post-calving reproductive parameters. Occurrence of retention of placenta, abortion, dystocia, stillbirth, twin birth and...
- The Value of Genetics.
Anderson, Les // BEEF Exclusive Insight; 1/14/2011, p14
The article discusses the Advanced Master Cattleman program sponsored by the Kentucky Beef Network and the Agriculture Development Board to determine if steers sired by artificial insemination (AI) bulls can perform better in the finishing phase and generate more revenue. The project was started...
- Cost & Conception Rate Hinder Use Of Sex-Sorted Semen.
Laudert, Scott // BEEF Exclusive Insight; 1/14/2011, p22
The article discusses the drawbacks on cost and conception rate by artificial insemination (AI) use of sexed semen. It indicates that beef-producers will have to pay double the cost for sexed semen as compared to non-sex sorted semen from the same bull. It notes a lower conception rate because...
- Strategically use sex-sorted semen.
Laudert, Scott B. // BEEF Exclusive Insight; 2/2/2011, p6
The article advises producers within the beef industry to use sex-sorted semen in a strategical manner to improve conception rates. It cites the disadvantages of artificial insemination (AI) use of sexed semen, including cost. It explains the additional cost for sexed semen, in comparison to...
- AI Efficiency Hinges On Many Factors.
Rutherford, Burt // BEEF Exclusive Insight; 2/3/2011, p2
The article focuses on factors that affect the artificial insemination (AI) of heifers during the breeding season which include weight, age and supplements. It focuses on the statement of George Perry, beef extension specialist at South Dakota State University about the lower number of heifers...
- Seven Tips For Ranching Success.
Stalcup, Larry // BEEF Exclusive Insight; 9/1/2011, p9
The article offers suggestions for rancher owner managers,. The value of investing on herd health plan is explained. It elaborates the importance of monitoring a calf's reproductive performance in terms of weaning rates. Tha article also advises about observing the supply of forage for grazing cows.
- Pregnancy-checking options for beef cattle.
Stalcup, Larry // BEEF Exclusive Insight; 1/7/2011, p13
Several letters to the editor are presented in response to articles in previous issues including "Preg-checking Options" in the November 2010 issue, "National ID -- Round 2," in the October 2010 issue and "Monumental Grab" in the November 2010 issue.
- Breed effects and individual heterosis for pregnancy, calving and weaning rates in Criollo, Guzerat and F1 cows.
Mart�nez Vel�squez, Guillermo; Monta�o Berm�dez, Mois�s; Palacios Fr�nquez, Jos� Antonio // T�cnica Pecuaria en M�xico; may-ago2006, Vol. 44 Issue 2, p143
Reproductive records of beef cows were collected in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003 to estimate direct and maternal genetic effects and to compare estrous (ER), pregnancy (PR), calving (CR) and weaning (WR) rates. Data was collected from Guzerat (G, n=202), Criollo (C, n=126), Criollo x Guzerat (CG,...
- 100% healthy calves in 2006.
Mart�nez Vel�squez, Guillermo; Monta�o Berm�dez, Mois�s; Palacios Fr�nquez, Jos� Antonio // BEEF; Jan2006, Vol. 42 Issue 5, p74
The article discusses several ways in maintaining healthy calves. According to Jim Clement, a North Dakota veterinarian, calf environment is the largest factor for calf diseases. Sandhills Calving System theorize that if every calf has the chance to be born in clean environment, the disease...
- Preg-Checking Options.
Thomas, Heather Smith // BEEF; Nov2010, Vol. 47 Issue 3, p32
The article offers tips on how to check cows for pregnancy in the U.S. It cites and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of the options for testing which cow-calf producers could choose from including palpitation, ultrasound, and blood test. It notes the reasons for pregnancy check which...
- Preg-Checking Your Cows Pays Off.
Radke, Amanda // Beef Expert Blog; 10/23/2012, p1
The author discusses the benefits of using pregnancy-checking (PC) as a management tool for selecting cull cows in a cattle operation. These include the improvement in the sustainability of the beef industry, the increase in cost savings for cow-calf producers, and the maintenance of high...
- Managing reproduction.
Teichert, Burke // BEEF; Nov2012, Vol. 49 Issue 3, p13
In the article, the author discusses about the issue of reproduction management in the U.S. cattle industry. He claims that said management includes the manipulation of genetics, nutrition, fertility and estrus, as well as marketing. He cites several ideas that could be helpful in establishing...
- Association between Neospora caninum seropositivity and perinatal mortality in dairy heifers at first calving.
Brickell, J. S.; McGowan, M. M.; Wathes, D. C. // Veterinary Record: Journal of the British Veterinary Association; 7/17/2010, Vol. 167 Issue 3, p82
Associations between Neospora caninum infection and the reproductive performance of dairy heifers in their first and second pregnancy on 18 UK farms were examined. Six-month-old heifer calves were tested for N caninum-specific antibodies with a commercial ELISA, and were then monitored until...
- Options+Quality Cattle=PROFIT.
Stalcup, Larry // BEEF; Feb2009, Vol. 45 Issue 6, p40
The article focuses on the formula of Dale Moore in helping his feedyard customers in Oklahoma. His helps customers of Cattleman's Choice Feedyard Inc. receive reward from their feeding venture. He helps his customers produce a quality calf to send to the feedyard, hedge their calves and find...
- Syncopated Synchronization.
Rutherford, Burt // BEEF; Mar2009, Vol. 45 Issue 7, p64
The article focuses on the artificial insemination (AI) which is use to synchronize the estrus cycle and to achieve a lifetime of cattle production. It explains how melengestrol acetate (MGA) benefits the breeding of cattle. Moreover, it cites the comment from David Patterson of University of...
- Winter Prep Essential For Beef Cowherd Management.
Gee, Amanda // Beef Expert Blog; 12/14/2012, p1
The article discusses techniques on how cattle producers in the U.S. can maintain the gain rate and protect their herd during the spring calving season. According to Purdue Extension beef specialist Ron Lemenager, cattle producers can help their cattle deal with cold-induced energy loss by...
- A comparison of production traits between horned and polled Romanian Brown Cattle.
Onaclu, Grigore; Pentelescu, Ovidiu; Jurco, Eugen // Animal Biology & Animal Husbandry; 12/30/2012, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p58
Cattle are subject to a multiple invasive and painful procedures which may have short term and long term consequences. Examples affecting cattle include castration, dehorning, branding and tail-docking. Selection and breeding of polled cattle has been proposed as an alternative because it...
- SALERS STILL THE ONE.
McDaniel, Joe // American Cattlemen; Feb2013, Vol. 39 Issue 2, p8
The article focuses on the growth in breeding and production of Salers cattle from Auvergne, France in North America. It states the continuous improvement in breed of Salers cattle was due to careful record-keeping and selective breeding promoted since 1852 in France. It also cites top ten...
- ANALYSIS OF MILK AND REPRODUCTIVE PERFORMANCE OF THE ACTIVE POPULATION OF COWS IN POLAND.
NEJA, Wojciech; JANKOWSKA, Małgorzata; SAWA, Anna; BOGUCKI, Mariusz // Journal of Central European Agriculture; Mar2013, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p91
Changes in the genotypic structure of cows, yield of milk, fat and protein, fat and protein content of milk, relationships between milk components, i.e. the protein to fat ratio (PFR) and the difference between fat and protein content (DFP) were examined using data from the Polish Federation of...
- New Excede administration locations.
NEJA, Wojciech; JANKOWSKA, Małgorzata; SAWA, Anna; BOGUCKI, Mariusz // Missouri Ruralist; Nov2012, Vol. 152 Issue 11, pBP2
The article reports that Pfizer Animal Health has introduced new techniques for the administration of exceed sterile suspension in cattle.
- Good young stock care critical.
Hobson, Sally // New Zealand Dairy Exporter; Jan2006, Vol. 81 Issue 6, p73
This article focuses on the importance of maximizing the growth potential of young heifers. Guidelines for liveweight targets of heifers are enumerated. It focuses on a comprehensive animal health plan for calves devised by Greg McNeil of Te Awamutu Veterinary Services. Benefits from earlier...
- Time for new goals as bull finishing target is met.
Marsh, Simon // Farmers Weekly; 3/22/2013, Vol. 159 Issue 12, p89
The article provides an update on 2011 bull calf finishing results and reveals some of the secrets to the finishing success at Hopping Farm in England. The 2011 crop calves had a carcass weight of 462 kilograms (kg) at just 440 days. Farmer Simon Frost successfully hit his lifetime target for...
- Right balance for suckler success.
Lawrence, Chrissie // Farmers Weekly; 2/17/2006, Vol. 144 Issue 7, p44
The article discusses the factors contributing to the success of calving an out-wintered suckler herd. Getting cows in the right condition through the summer is the key for a successful calving according to the Kettley family of Picketts Farm in Essex, England. Michael Richardson, EBLEX eastern...