EL-5443: Calf Removal: A Way to Stimulate Reproduction in Cows
cow reproduction information sheet

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Email: rgill@ag.tamu.edu

Product Code: EL-5443

This item is a free electronic download only. Cows that are slow to breed or fail to breed are costly to producers. One of the factors that delays the resumption of estrous activity in a cow--and subsequent breeding--is nursing stress. Removing a calf from a dam, either short-term or permanently, can reduce such stress. This publication discusses the conditions that warrant altering nursing activity and methods to do so. ( 4 pp.) By: L. R. Sprott