Preg Checking has never been more affordable!

Stan Smith, OSU Extension PA, Fairfield County

Considering the current value of a cull, preg checking a cow at the conclusion of the breeding season has never been more affordable. There’s seldom been a time when the reproductive and ultimately the economic efficiency of a beef herd has been more easily enhanced by performing a post breeding pregnancy examination for every cow and heifer.

During the fifth session of the 2021 Ohio Beef Cattle Management School that was hosted via ZOOM by the Ohio State University Extension Beef Team, a portion of the program included discussion on the economic significance of confirming pregnancy in beef cows and the various diagnostic methods that are available. Keeping in mind this presentation was recorded 3 years ago, listen in below as OSU Extension Educator Al Gahler discusses the economic returns to the operation realized through pregnancy checking cows in a timely fashion, and the various methods through which it can be accomplished.