Mound City Meeting Focuses on Livestock Breeding
The latest protocols for timed insemination of a beef herd in one day will be explained at a meeting March 25 at Mound City, said Amie Schleicher, University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist.
“Synchronized breeding eliminates the need for heat detection for artificial insemination,” said David Patterson, MU Extension beef reproduction specialist. “AI allows use of superior bulls with proven desired traits, such as calving ease and carcass quality.”
One of the biggest reasons producers have not adopted AI is the amount of work involved in heat detection, Patterson said. Breeding by appointment eliminates at least three weeks of checking the cow herd three times a day during the breeding season.