Using body fat to boost fertility of cattle!
If you have a cow-calf herd, you know how important cattle fertility is to your farm’s survival. What if I told you that there is a powerful tool that allows you to dramatically improve conception rates in your herd while reducing production costs at the same time? And it’s completely natural. It’s your cows’ body fat at calving time.
It probably doesn’t come as a surprise that a half-starved cow is going to struggle to get pregnant. But what is a surprise is that body fat at calving time has a far greater influence on conception rates than body fat at breeding time. And it’s also a surprise how much of a difference even small changes in body fat at calving time will have on conception rates.
So in this article I am going to explore this powerful correlation between body fat at calving time and fertility at breeding time. And I will share some management changes you can make on your farm to take advantage of this powerful correlation so you can increase conception rates in your herd while reducing your production costs at the same time!