South Dakota is home to a dynamic livestock industry.
Beef Reproduction and Genetics
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Purchasing or raising replacement females represents a significant investment for cow/calf operations and the impact may be felt for years after.
Heterosis is not new to the livestock industry and its benefits have been well documented.
Bull sale season is upon us and those who are in the market for a new herd sire face a choice that will impact their herd for many years.
When considering heifer development strategies, it may be important for a producer to consider nutritional stress from changes in the diet following breeding.
Even though we might be a couple of months before the start of your breeding season, now is the time to really be thinking about your herd bulls.
The use of new technologies by the beef industry usually lags its development by researchers. An example of this would be gender-selected semen. The incorporation of this or any new technology is dictated by its necessity and positive economic advantage.
Fact sheet about understanding effects of body condition score on reproductive performance.
Whether your crops have been hit with drought or hail the odds are that we are going to see an increase potential for feed contaminants such nitrates or molds which cause mycotoxins.