Any time you can use AI on any number of cattle it's a good idea. Although there is a lot of whining about not being able to get the top Brahman semen, you can a lot closer to the top bulls via AI then you can afford to buy when you would have to buy the bull yourself. selectsires.com has excellent information on various methods of synchronization. ET in most instances is a money pit. You get fewer pregnancies via ET then with AI, embryos cost from around 250 and up per embryo. Even if you get 2 out of three to take the calves probably won't be worth that much more then using a good cow with a top AI bull. Preg checking cam be done in a number of ways, rectal palpation, ultrasound, milk analysis and I've heard of using human preg test kits although I don't know if they actually work or not.
> well i'm doing an assignment on
> brahmans and i want to know if i
> had 50 head of cattle would it be
> a good idea to only do 30 of them
> with artifical insemination? and
> also do u have any information on
> Embryo transfer, pregnancy testing
> and synchronisation of oestrus?
> thats to do with the brahmans to.
> i hope u can help THANKS!!!!!