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Re: A.I question

Post by cow pollinater » Thu May 02, 2019 9:01 pm

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She’s 60+ days post calving I figured she’s already cycling that’s why I wasn’t worried about trying to catch her again when I forgot to give her the GnRH but she’s still not in heat
If you like your cleanup bull then just go ahead and AI with gnrh. If not then gnrh plus a cidr and then a week later pull it and give lut.



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Re: A.I question

Post by TwoByrdsMG » Mon May 13, 2019 11:29 pm

TB-- draw blood at 28 days bred and send it off to SEK Genetics for Biopryn. Fastest, cheapest way to find out who's pregnant and who needs more attention.

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Re: A.I question

Post by Bcompton53 » Tue May 14, 2019 8:35 am

TwoByrdsMG wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 11:29 pm
TB-- draw blood at 28 days bred and send it off to SEK Genetics for Biopryn. Fastest, cheapest way to find out who's pregnant and who needs more attention.
Agreed. This has been my go to method. It's easy, costs a few bucks per head, no vet involved, and accurate.

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Re: A.I question

Post by Dsth » Tue May 14, 2019 9:11 am

the GnRH isn't a big deal. some years I use it and some years I do not. have not noticed any difference between the two. If you see any signs of heat like clear mucus discharge or her walking around smelling other cows, you can breed and hope for the best. if no signs, I would insert a CIDR and lute.

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Re: A.I question

Post by TB521 » Tue May 14, 2019 3:53 pm

TwoByrdsMG wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 11:29 pm
TB-- draw blood at 28 days bred and send it off to SEK Genetics for Biopryn. Fastest, cheapest way to find out who's pregnant and who needs more attention.
I’ve been watching for heat have had 2 out of 10 so far comeback into heat. It’s been 22 days since the first one I bred and 19 since TAI. I preg check in the fall and do it my self I hate paying for something I can do my self

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Re: A.I question

Post by TB521 » Tue May 14, 2019 3:55 pm

Dsth wrote:
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the GnRH isn't a big deal. some years I use it and some years I do not. have not noticed any difference between the two. If you see any signs of heat like clear mucus discharge or her walking around smelling other cows, you can breed and hope for the best. if no signs, I would insert a CIDR and lute.
I gave her GnRH and then lute 7 days later and she still never came in so I AIed her 72 hours after lute

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Re: A.I question

Post by TwoByrdsMG » Tue May 14, 2019 11:12 pm

TB521 wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 3:53 pm
TwoByrdsMG wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 11:29 pm
TB-- draw blood at 28 days bred and send it off to SEK Genetics for Biopryn. Fastest, cheapest way to find out who's pregnant and who needs more attention.
I’ve been watching for heat have had 2 out of 10 so far comeback into heat. It’s been 22 days since the first one I bred and 19 since TAI. I preg check in the fall and do it my self I hate paying for something I can do my self
95% of people cannot detect a calf that is less than 90 days along. It cost $2.60 per cow to test for pregnancy with Biopryn and you can do it at 28 days bred. Just because they didn't show signs of heat doesn't mean that they are bred. It is my preference but I do wish you luck in getting everyone settled.

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Re: A.I question

Post by Brookhill Angus » Tue May 14, 2019 11:22 pm

TwoByrdsMG wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 11:12 pm
TB521 wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 3:53 pm
TwoByrdsMG wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 11:29 pm
TB-- draw blood at 28 days bred and send it off to SEK Genetics for Biopryn. Fastest, cheapest way to find out who's pregnant and who needs more attention.

I’ve been watching for heat have had 2 out of 10 so far comeback into heat. It’s been 22 days since the first one I bred and 19 since TAI. I preg check in the fall and do it my self I hate paying for something I can do my self
95% of people cannot detect a calf that is less than 90 days along. It cost $2.60 per cow to test for pregnancy with Biopryn and you can do it at 28 days bred. Just because they didn't show signs of heat doesn't mean that they are bred. It is my preference but I do wish you luck in getting everyone settled.
We test them all at 28 days with Biopryn, then again at 60 days.
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Re: A.I question

Post by Redgully » Wed May 15, 2019 12:07 am

We ultrasound at 60 days, get the sex of the calf too.

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Re: A.I question

Post by Brookhill Angus » Wed May 15, 2019 2:02 am

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We ultrasound at 60 days, get the sex of the calf too.
I definitely need to get an ultrasound machine!
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Re: A.I question

Post by Redgully » Wed May 15, 2019 2:07 am

Brookhill Angus wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 2:02 am
Redgully wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 12:07 am
We ultrasound at 60 days, get the sex of the calf too.
I definitely need to get an ultrasound machine!
It is good, some herds seperate all the cows into heifer/bull calves and run them in seperate fields for making handling easier after calving. I'm not quite at that level yet!

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Re: A.I question

Post by TB521 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:58 pm

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Had my first ever A.I calf today 273 days post A.I unfortunately it was dead

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Re: A.I question

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:42 pm

Oh man - that truly sucks. Sorry.
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Re: A.I question

Post by wbvs58 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:53 pm

Oh bummer, don't be discouraged.

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Re: A.I question

Post by TB521 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:05 pm

wbvs58 wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:53 pm
Oh bummer, don't be discouraged.

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It happens. I’ve been really lucky I’ve had cattle for 8 years only lost 3 calves 2 in 2015 to scours

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