As a seedstock producer, it’s important to know how bulls should be managed in order to prepare them reproductively. Did you know that too much condition can hurt bull fertility nearly as much as undernourishment? Reproduction professor at the University of Calgary John Kastelic says, nutrition management on young bulls is crucial to their success on the ranch. So is managing their reproductive status year-after-year:
Kastelic recommends a bull breeding soundness exam to eliminate underperforming bulls from your operation:
Many factors contribute to bull fertility. That’s why it’s important to thoroughly examine bulls for structural problems, abnormalities, and semen quality, among others:
John Kastelic with the University of Calgary.