I was wondering if anyone knew the pros/cons to switching a herd. My concern is not having the cows cycling heavy when I put the bulls in, say Nov. 1. Will they cycle hard all summer, will they fall off after so many cycles? I usually leave the cows on an irrigated cool season pasture until mid Oct. with pretty good amount and quality. They then go to corn or milo stalks for the winter. I live in SE Neb. Should I try to synch the herd or a neighbor told me if I pull calves off a couple days before breeding would induce activity. I don't want to hold bulls out all summer and then miss some cycles when they do go in. I know by Dec. the bulls activity, might be slowing down with temp drop. Any ideas or opinions(good or ugly) would be apreciated.