All heifers and cows should be pregnancy tested to identify between those that are pregnant and empty. The best time to do this is approximately 8 weeks after the bull has come out of the mobs. If you choose to do it later than this, you could potentially be feeding an empty cow for a long period of time, which is decreasing production, profitability and not good utilisation of pasture availability – particularly in tough seasons!
– Empty heifers and cows are not bringing you money and should be culled!
– Pregnancy testing is a good time to utilise the muster for other husbandry procedures such as vaccinations and drenches.
– Contact the practice to book in pregnancy testing. We manually palpate cattle accurately down to 10-12wks gestation.