The pre-breeding period (two months prior to breeding) is essential for preparing bulls for a successful breeding season. This is particularly important for yearling bulls as they are still growing and will use for energy during their first breeding season. Pre-breeding management should include an adaptation period, breeding soundness exam, health care, exercise, and an evaluation of body condition score. These topics are discussed in the circular. Proper pre-breeding management will increase reproductive efficiency and profitability in beef herds.

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Published on Mar 25, 2015

Jason Duggin Public Service Assistant, Animal & Dairy Science Jacob R. Segers Assistant Professor, Animal & Dairy Science
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