ISSUE DATE: 11/02/2009
By Doug Rich
"Our tools to control the estrus cycle have never been as great as they are today," David Patterson, University of Missouri beef reproduction specialist, said at a recent field day.
"However, looking at the adoption rate of many of these technologies, specific to beef reproduction, it is somewhat disappointing," Patterson said.
A survey by the National Animal Health Monitoring Service (NAHMS), revealed that only 18 percent of beef producers are pregnancy checking their herd, 2 percent are using ultra sound, 8 percent are using artificial insemination (AI), and only 20 percent are using semen evaluation.
"We have to prove that these are applicable and doable before producers are likely to use these and other technologies," Patterson said.
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