Proper bull management is necessary for successful breeding programs. Monitoring the health of bulls prior to and during breeding season can improve a producer’s chances of having a successful calf crop. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Adam Russell
Proper bull management is necessary for successful breeding programs. Monitoring the health of bulls prior to and during breeding season can improve a producer’s chances of having a successful calf crop.

Bull management key to successful breeding seasons

Monitoring health of bulls prior to and during breeding season can improve producers' chances of having a successful calf crop.

Bull management before and during breeding season can improve producers’ chances for reproductive success, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist Dr. Jason Banta said.

Banta said it’s important to make sure bulls are ready and in good condition heading into breeding season.

A body condition score of five to six is recommended before breeding season starts, he said, adding, “If they are too fat or too thin, it can impact fertility."

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