Here on the farm, a new breeding season is officially underway. Our leased Red Angus bull arrived at the farm a few weeks ago and our 10 heifers and 10 cows enthusiastically welcomed him! Our ten calves were a bit curious at all the excitement. In way of introduction, Nebula bull sniffed the rear of each heifer and cow. After he made the rounds and satisfied himself that no … [Read more...] about And A New Breeding Season Starts!
We continue with our blog series on Cattle Breeding with information, advice, and tips on the day-to-day routine during the active breeding season. Click on the links below to read the other posts in our Cattle Breeding Series. Cattle Breeding Series Introduction Deciding Your Breeding Season Selecting Bulls for Your Breeding Program Lessons Learned in … [Read more...] about Active Breeding: What Now?
Our post today focuses on selecting a bull or bulls for your breeding program. Please click here to read our previous post on deciding your breeding season. Please click here to read our introductory post for our Cattle Breeding blog series. We had written this post BEFORE our calving season started. With four calves on the ground, we feel that we need to add a few … [Read more...] about Cattle Breeding: Selecting Your Bull(s)
We are starting off our Cattle Breeding blog series with a discussion on deciding your breeding season. Please click here to see our introductory post to our Cattle Breeding series. Developing a successful breeding program takes many years and careful thought and consideration into the genetics you want in your herd. Deciding the timeline for your breeding season is … [Read more...] about Deciding Your Breeding Season
As I am typing this post, I can see 10 very pregnant red Angus heifers, munching on hay and resting in the springtime sun. It is a beautiful sight. Winter has been long and hard on these girls (and us, too!). But, we are finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Temperatures have been climbing into the 40's and 50's this week and for us, that is a … [Read more...] about Cattle Breeding Series – An Introduction