In the cow-calf sector, the key to increasing income is to increase reproductive efficiency. The best way to do this is to increase the number of calves weaned and sold, relative to the number of brood cows in the herd. Reproductive efficiency is directly related to proper management and husbandry. Once all the work is done to prepare a female for breeding, then breeding occurs and we hope for a live calf. Nothing is more frustrating than making it through this process and then losing a newborn calf....
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