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Heat detection is just as important at the end of the season as it is at its peak.
There are a few reasons for this which this blog will go into (buckle up!).
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:
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.
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.
When it comes to running a cattle operation, scrimping isn’t really saving because you will end up paying for it later.
However, if you do things the right way, you can save yourself a lot of money and it won’t have an adverse effect on the performance of your operation.
Breeding is one place you can make savings, partly owing to the fact that you can prepare for it well in advance.
Bulls are among the most dangerous domesticated animals due to their size, strength and unpredictable temperament.
For this reason, farmers need to behave with extreme caution at all times around them, even if the bull seems docile.
You need to know what to look for if bull is threatening you, how to get out of that bind, and how to prevent yourself from getting into it in the first place.
Here are a few tips that we should all follow when keeping and handling a bull.