Effects of breeding season length and calving season on range beef cow productivity.

  title={Effects of breeding season length and calving season on range beef cow productivity.},
  author={Gene H. Deutscher and J A Stotts and Merlyn K. Nielsen},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  volume={69 9},
A 5-yr study was conducted beginning in 1983 with 460 cows to evaluate the effects of three breeding seasons (30, 45, and 70 d in length) and two times of spring calving, March (early) and April (late), on cattle production under Nebraska Sandhills range conditions. Criteria evaluated included pregnancy and weaning percentages, calving date and distribution, cow weights and body condition at four intervals, calf birth and weaning weights, and cow productivity. The 30-d breeding season included… CONTINUE READING

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