Reproductive performance is the name of the game to the cow-calf producer. The brood cow exists for one purpose -- to consistently produce strong, vigorous calves with heavy weaning weights. In order for the producer to improve the reproductive efficiency of his cow herd, he must critically evaluate his operat ion, establish a set of realistic goals, and thoroughly understand the major factors influencing their achievement. In general, the aim of an efficient cow-calf operation should be to produce calves weighing 450-500 pounds at weaning from 95% of the cows every 12 months. The key to achieving these goals is the application of sound, research-proven nutrition, breeding and health management practices.
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Kuhl, Gerry, "Effect of Nutrition on Reproductive Performance" (1978). South Dakota Cow-Calf Field Day Proceedings, 1978. 2.