Analysis of fertility data

Following a pregnancy diagnosis session it is important to analyse the number or empty cows and spread of calving to identify any problem area which could be addressed for the following year.

Our role on beef farms

We work with beef farmers to ensure they get the level of service which they require to run a successful enterprise.

While the role of vets on a beef farm have traditionally been seen as just for pregnancy diagnosis (PD) we provide much more to help you become as profitable as possible.

The main target for beef enterprises should be to wean 94 calves per 100 cows put to the bull. While a more realistic target would be 90%, we all need something to work towards!

At PD visits we will not only look at the number of cows in calf but also analyse those not in calf and investigate possible causes.

Getting cows in calf starts well before the bulls are put in so we will look into bull fertility, duration of calving, cow body condition, heifer management and infectious disease control among other things.

The main areas we would look at would be: