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How to maximise the breeding season on your farm

Teagasc Researcher, David Kenny is on this week’s Beef Edge podcast to discuss how to deal with current breeding issues and the key tips to be aware of.

With an extended housing period this spring, David outlines the impact this has had on suckler cow fertility and body condition. In some cases, the breeding season has been delayed by 2-3 weeks.

As some cows only calved in the last three weeks, David discusses a plan for these cows through the use of synchronisation programmes and timed AI. Further details on synchronisation can be found here.

On the topic of stock bull fertility, David highlighted how this is a major concern as approximately 20% of bulls are sub-fertile, so keeping records is essential. Carrying out a mid-season scan will allow any issues be detected early.

David also details the research being carried out in Grange on breeding technologies, which will be discussed in further detail at the Teagasc Grange BEEF2024 Open Day on June 26.

Listen in below:

For more episodes from the Beef Edge podcast, produced on behalf of Teagasc by LastCastMedia.com, visit Beef Edge podcast show page.