The Importance of Herding – What to be looking out for when going through your cattle?

2021-06-01T17:23:09+00:00July 17, 2020|Breeding|

What to be looking out for when going through your cattle? Click here to read our article on that.

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Mid-Season Breeding Management: Catching repeats and identifying non-cycling cows

2021-06-01T17:23:40+00:00May 27, 2020|Breeding|

One of the most common forms of infertility on farms in Ireland and the United Kingdom is due to cows who are not cycling correctly. So, what does this mean for farmers? Find out by reading the article.

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Effects of hot weather on heat detection and breeding

2021-06-01T17:28:10+00:00July 11, 2018|Breeding|

While good weather can be of huge benefit for farmers, it can also be a roadblock if it hangs around for too long or is too intense.

It can make heat detection and breeding more difficult in myriad ways, and here are just a few of them:

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Using a Vasectomised Bull in breeding

2021-06-01T17:30:23+00:00May 31, 2018|Breeding|

 

Bulls - specifically vasectomised bulls for the purposes of this article - are the best heat detectors out there. They even catch silent heats that you would miss with systems without them.

Here we will talk about the merits of keeping a vasectomised bull on your operation.

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Value of a teaser bull

2021-06-01T17:30:59+00:00April 17, 2018|Breeding|

One of the biggest deterrents farmers have before investing in a teaser bull is the price of bringing one in.

But from a business perspective, it is wrong to look at it in that way. This isn’t sinking your money into something. Think of it as a deposit on an even bigger saving down the line.

Teaser Bulls - bulls who undergo a vasectomy procedure to render them effectively sterile - are commonly used in heat detection. Although they cannot impregnate any of the cattle, they can still pick up heats just as well as any stock bull.

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