Document Type

Other

Publication Date

3-1-2002

Keywords

beef cattle, heat detection, heifers, estrous synchronization

Extension Number

ExEx 2012

Department

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

Description

New techniques and cheaper products for estrous synchronization of beef cattle have increased the use of this management practice for both commercial and seedstock producers. Hand-in-hand with synchronization comes the need to accurately detect heat in cows and heifers. Heat detection is simply looking for changes in a cow's behavior caused by her coming into, or being in, standing heat. The most definite behavioral change is standing firmly while mounted, with the mounting/riding process repeated several times.

Comments

Updated March 2002

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