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Pregnancy Diagnosis Options for Beef Cattle Producers

Figure 1. Picture depicting the correct location for collection of blood samples from the tail vein. Photo by Doug Mayo Generally, beef herd pregnancy rates after a 60–120-day breeding season tend to range from 80 to 94 percent. Pregnancy diagnosis identifies the 6–20 percent of open cows in the herd so they can be culled …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/22/pregnancy-diagnosis-options-for-beef-cattle-producers/

Blood Sample Pregnancy Testing for Cattle

Ranchers can send in blood samples to commercial labs to have their cows tested for pregnancy. Pregnancy testing is one of the best management practices cattle ranchers can use to reduce costs and improve the efficiency of their beef herd.  Livestock economists in the southeast estimate that the annual production costs are $ 400 or …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/04/19/blood-sample-pregnancy-testing-for-cattle/