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Thinking about bulls

The breeding season is not far away. It is time to tick off a few management issues/questions;

  • Have the breeding bulls wintered okay?
  • Check for lame bulls or bulls that may have health issues.
  • Do bulls need copper, selenium or both (these elements are important for good semen production and bull fertility).
  • Do you need to get bulls tested? (semen or mating ability).
  • Annual BVD vaccinations need to be done.
  • Do you have sufficient bulls (for dairy farmers at least 1 for every 30 cows not in calf at the end of AI)?