Breeding and calving season

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dun

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If you don;t know their calving date (calves DOB) how can you know their "breedback time"?
 

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SirLoin2":y9r2w1mc said:
For me this has proven to be a very useful tool to increasing profit while reducing my breeding/calving time. But then again no system is perfect and breeding/calving season will still stretch out over time due to other variables, such as calving problems, afterbirth discharge time, bull performance etc etc.

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the breeding and calving season won't spread out if you don't let it if my cows can't breed in a 60-70 day breeding season they get culled no 2 ways about it
 
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Angus Cowman":36a8dmfo said:
SirLoin2":36a8dmfo said:
For me this has proven to be a very useful tool to increasing profit while reducing my breeding/calving time. But then again no system is perfect and breeding/calving season will still stretch out over time due to other variables, such as calving problems, afterbirth discharge time, bull performance etc etc.

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the breeding and calving season won't spread out if you don't let it if my cows can't breed in a 60-70 day breeding season they get culled no 2 ways about it

We use 45 days, that's 2 bites at the apple.
 

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That is why I keep meticulous dob data on every animal ,,it gives me something to compare year to year.. The bull may go in for 45 days but I want to know if my first cow/heifer to calve last year is maintaining her fertility. If she is a month or so behind from the previous year I can go through records and possibly link it back to breeding problems (like extremely hard labor or twins ) and when she is preg check my vet can give me an internal idea of what is going on with her and I will be able to make a more definitive decision as to keep or cull.

JMO...
 
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