Artificial Insemination Pays Beef Producers

September 17, 2015 admin No comments exist

Technology in the beef business will lead the way as more consumers demand high-quality products. Today, practices such as artificial insemination (AI) are easier for cattlemen to take advantage of than ever before. Cliff Lamb, University of Florida animal scientist, says his research herd was able to increase revenue by nearly $50,000 using this one management tweak.Watch new video on YouTube
“One of the things that we’ve been able to do is we’ve followed a beef herd for the last seven years, from when we when they did not use artificial insemination and synchronization to where we are now,” Lamb said. “And during that period of time, we’ve managed to decrease the breeding season by about 50 days, at the same time increasing the overall breeding season pregnancy rates and increasing the calf value. And I think a lot of people don’t realize the net benefits of synchronization and AI together as an economic benefit.”

That $169 per-calf increase comes from a tighter calving season, better rebreed rates and a more uniform calf crop. To hear more from Lamb, watch this video news release from Certified Angus Beef LLC and the American Angus Association

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