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Tally Time – Opportunities and Options for Pregnancy Staging

By Sandy Johnson, Extension Beef Specialist, Colby

For any number of reasons from shortage of pasture to cattle marketing opportunities, knowledge of if and when a cow or heifer is pregnant is valuable.  That information can be used to identify early bred yearlings for replacements and late bred or open females to remove from pasture in order to extend the grazing season.  Heifers that are known to be pregnant to an AI sire bring premiums. A group of yearling heifers pregnant with heifer calves and consequently less expected calving difficulty may be worth more than those with male calves. Continue reading “Tally Time – Opportunities and Options for Pregnancy Staging”