Artificial insemination allows producers to utilize superior genetics for less than purchasing a herd sire of similar quality. Estrus synchronization can shorten the calving season, increase calf uniformity, and facilitate the use of AI. Estrus synchronization and AI require planning and additional time and labor, which are the most cited reasons why producers don’t use these reproductive technologies. Fixed-time AI protocols eliminate estrus detection and reduce the number of times cattle are handled....
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