Tag: breeding

Dairy Farming

When cows don’t get pregnant

Our veterinarian was about half way through his list of cows at our last herd health visit when we began to realize there was a problem. A majority of our eligible cows were open, meaning only a few of the cows who could become pregnant were pregnant. Just 8 weeks prior to this we had …

Agriculture

The bull in our barn

Why do cows even need to get pregnant? And isn’t it true they are pregnant all the time?  Cattle do not produce milk until they have delivered their first calf. Reproduction is pretty darn important in this business…  So, let’s talk about the bull in our barnyard.  We are a bull bred farm, meaning that we …