The key to profitability for all cattle breeding enterprises is a high reproductive efficiency. Pregnancy testing is one of the most valuable management tools for ensuring every cow on your farm is working as hard as you are.
Testing will provide you with a wealth of information about which cows are pregnant, how far pregnant, and which cows are not. This can help with making strategic stock management decisions and is one of the best ways to identify an infertility problem early on. This can allow for a timely infertility investigation and management. A beef cow that doesn't calve costs you money. She consumes valuable resources your other cows and calves can turn into dollars.
So, whether you have 5 or 500 cows, pregnancy testing is going to benefit you. Contact us about how and when to test your cows.
If your cow is struggling to calve naturally and needs some extra assistance, our vets are trained to use veterinary techniques to get your calves out in the best condition as quickly as possible.
Bull Soundness Exam
A sound and fertile bull is essential for any successful breeding program. When assessing your bull for soundness before they are joined, our vets can perform a thorough physical examination and can collect and test semen if required.
It is a bit like a mechanic checking a vehicle before declaring it roadworthy. Putting an infertile bull out with cows is of no value to your breeding program, so knowing your bull is ready and able to work is very important.
A breeding herd needs to do just that, produce sufficient numbers of healthy offspring at the desired time. When things go wrong it can be a major problem for you and your stock. We deal regularly with fertility issues in livestock and have the knowledge and equipment to assist you with both prevention of these problems in the first place and/or investigation of any issues that occur.