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What Does the Future Hold? Cattle Breeding Techniques

New breeding techniques continue to progess. Here is a review of the latest techniques and those that may be coming.

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Use of BioPRYN to Determine Pregnancy Status and Assign Calving Groups

NDSU researchers compare pregnancy diagnosis via transrectal ultrasound with pregnancy detection via the BioPRYN system to determine pregnancy status and whether BioPRYN is a useful tool for beef producers to group cows according to predicted calving date.

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Methods of Pregnancy Detection in Beef Cattle

As part of the 2012 NDSU Extension Service Cow Calf Clinic, Dr. Carl Dahlen talks about pregnancy detection in beef cattle.

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Schedule Bull Breeding Soundness Exams Prior to Turnout

Carl Dahlen, NDSU Extension Beef Cattle Specialist

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Plan AI Protocols Now

Artificial Insemination (AI) has the potential to increase calf crop uniformity and weaning weight, reduce birth weight and calving difficulty, shorten the calving season and even produce calves of a known sex. However, less than 8 percent of U.S. beef operations have incorporated AI as a routine management strategy.

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Heifer Development

NDSU Extension livestock specialist John Dhuyvetter discusses the pros and cons of breeding and buying replacement heifers. This is a recording from the 2011 Cow-Calf Clinic: Beef Cattle Reproduction videoconference. Recorded February 16, 2011.

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Synchronizing Estrous, Heat Detection, and AI

NDSU Extension beef specialist Carl Dahlen discusses artificial insemination on the beef industry, the estrous cycle and hormones. This is a recording from the 2011 Cow-Calf Clinic: Beef Cattle Reproduction videoconference. Recorded February 16, 2011.

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Understanding the Bull Sale Catalog

NDSU Animal Sciences Department professor David Buchanan explains how to read a bull sale catalog. This is a recording from the 2011 Cow-Calf Clinic: Beef Cattle Reproduction videoconference. Recorded February 16, 2011.

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Third Trimester and Post-partum Beef Cow Nutrition

NDSU Extension area livestock specialist Karl Hoppe discusses nutritional needs for beef cows in the thrid trimenster of pregnancy or post-partum. This is a recording from the 2011 Cow-Calf Clinic: Beef Cattle Reproduction videoconference. Recorded February 16, 2011.

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Cattle Situation and Outlook Fall 2011

Backgrounding Cattle 2011: Costs, Prices and Possibilities

A series of 4 archived videoconference presentations dealing with backgrounding beef cattle.

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Beef Cattle Reproduction - 2011 Cow-Calf Clinic

A series of 4 archived videoconference presentations dealing with beef cattle reproduction.

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