First-service pregnancy rate in beef heifers as influenced by human chorionic gonadotropin administration before and/or after breeding.

Two experiments were conducted to evaluate whether administration of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) before and/or after breeding influences the first-service pregnancy rate in beef heifers. In Experiment 1, 125 yearling and two-year-old heifers were allotted to one of four groups: a control group; a group receiving 3,000 IU hCG on Day 4 of the… CONTINUE READING