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Detecting Pregnancy in Beef Cattle

drawing blood

Pregnancy detection is a way to identify nonpregnant cows and then decide how to best manage nonpregnant animals on your operation. However, less than 20 percent of beef producers in the U.S. perform a pregnancy check in their herds. If nonpregnant cows are maintained through the winter, producers incur a significant feed cost with no calf in the spring to help offset the feed bill. NDSU photo - Drawing blood to determine pregnancy.

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