Influence of Age, Body Weight and Body Condition on Plasma Leptin Concentrations in Beef Cattle

Abstract

Reproductive competence is one of the most important components in the overall management of a cow-calf operation. The ability to maintain a 365-day calving interval in a high percentage of the females influences the profitability of all breeding operations. In most cases, low reproductive efficiency can be directly linked to the nutritional status of the animal(s). Research has shown that poor nutrition results in longer intervals from calving to first estrus and subsequently compromises the desired yearly calving interval in beef cattle.

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@inproceedings{Gentry2010InfluenceOA, title={Influence of Age, Body Weight and Body Condition on Plasma Leptin Concentrations in Beef Cattle}, author={G . T . Gentry and Jason A . Roberts and Louis Gentry and Robert A. Godke}, year={2010} }