Breeding soundness exams can prevent financial wreck

Impact of reproductive failure can have significant repercussions for subsequent years.

The importance of a breeding soundness exam in herd bulls can prevent costly revenue losses, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist Stan Bevers.

Bevers shared data from a large New Mexico ranch during the 62nd Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course in College Station, Texas.

In his evaluation of the past 25 years of income and expenses on the ranch, veterinary services and breeding per herd accounted for 3.1% of total expenses, or $27.88 per breeding

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