Economic Impact of Beef Cattle Best Management Practices in South Texas: Cow Pregnancy Testing, BSE Testing, and Shortened Calving Season

Date of Publication
December 7, 2021
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This 4-page publication explains how South Texas ranching operations may increase their profitability by adopting three management strategies.

South Texas ranching operations may increase their profitability by adopting three management strategies

  • Cow pregnancy testing
  • Breeding soundness testing
  • Shortening calving seasons

According to research by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service. The study used the Financial and Risk Management (FARM) Assistance strategic planning model to evaluate the financial effects of these three practices. It analyzed a simulated 2,000-acre ranch with 200 cows (one animal unit to 10-acre stocking rate) and eight bulls (one bull to 25 cows). (4 Pages)

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