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Reproductive management of the cowherd

Sep 2019
Sound reproductive management of the cowherd, using proven methods, is required to accomplish this goal in a manner that is economically efficient and sustains the natural resources of the ranch.

By Shelby Filley, Reinaldo Cooke | Publication

Stress and the Immune System

Sep 2019
This article will provide information regarding the effects of stress on health and immune system, as well as feasible strategies that may be adopted by beef producers to prevent stress-related diseases in the herd.

Educational Document

Protein Nutrition for Cattle

Sep 2019
This article will provide some basic concepts associated with protein nutrition in cattle, aiming to help beef producers on detecting and designing nutritional strategies to enhance cattle performance and, consequently, productivity and profitability of beef operations.

By Bruno I. Cappellozza | Educational Document

Fitting the Cow Herd to the Environment

Sep 2019
We can create a cow that is in tune with nature and turns a profit.

By Barbi Riggs | Publication

Basics of Reproductive Function in Beef Cows

Sep 2019
The major objective of cow-calf operations is to produce one calf per cow every year. Therefore, reproductive performance of the cowherd highly determines the efficiency and profitability of cow-calf systems.

By Reinaldo Cooke | Publication

Estrus Synchronization and Artificial Insemination in Beef Cattle

Oct 2018
This article will address some of the advantages and disadvantages of AI, and review the most common estrus synchronization protocols that are currently available to producers.

By Reinaldo Cooke, Guilherme H. L. Marquezini | Publication

Temperament and Performance of Beef Cattle

Oct 2018
For over a century, the word temperament has been used to define the fear-related behavioral responses of cattle when exposed to human handling. As cattle temperament worsens, their response to human contact or any other handling procedures becomes more excitable. Within the beef cattle industry, producers select cattle for temperament primarily for safety reasons. However, recent ...

By Reinaldo Cooke | Educational Document

Evaluat ing Temperament in Beef Cattle

Oct 2018
Temperament defines the fear-related behavioral responses of cattle when exposed to human handling. As cattle temperament worsens, their response to human contact or any other handling procedures becomes more excitable. Besides personnel security and animal welfare, temperament has significant implications on cattle performance (see BEEF021 - Temperament and Performance of Beef Cattle). ...

By Reinaldo F. Cooke | Educational Document

Overview of the Cattle Immune System

Oct 2018
This article will provide basic information regarding health management and the immune system of cattle.

By Reinaldo Cooke | Publication

Basics of Reproductive Function in Bulls

Oct 2018
The first step for proper bull management is to understand anatomy and physiology concepts of the bull’s reproductive system. With this basic knowledge, producers and field personnel will be able to better comprehend and employ the tools available for enhanced bull reproduction.

By Reinaldo F. Cook | Publication