Friday, May 4, 2012

Heifer Breeding Soundness Exams

I found this video while perusing around the Beef Magazine website this morning. I wish I would have found this when I was working on my seminar to present on Heifer Development! As a graduate student studying beef cattle production, I am always looking for ways to describe and explain different tools, like breeding soundness exams (BSE), to producers. There is something about older, experienced cattle veterinarians...they have a way of explaining certain topics and are able to bring it down to the simplest level. That is the reason why I like and appreciate the video about heifer breeding soundness exams (BSE). Buddy Faries, Jr., veterinarian with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, describes what a BSE is, what all it entails, and how they assign reproductive tract scores.  He also provides practical information on how BSE's can be applied to a replacement heifer program and serve as a valuable selection tool. 

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