Cow Fertility, Pregnancy Rate Key Economic Traits

By: Ellen Crawford | December 3, 2020 |

“Selling more calves as it relates to cows exposed and cow input costs is a greater indication of business success than any other production parameter,” says Gerald Stokka, North Dakota State University Extension veterinarian and livestock stewardship specialist. “Unfortunately, the majority of our expected progeny differences measure production traits not related to reproduction, while the index values focus on gross revenue, not input costs.”

Beef cow pregnancy and weaning rates are important numbers to track. High numbers without increased input costs are related to profitability and sustainability of your beef producers’ business. [READ MORE]

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