Mar. 17: Beef Herd Sires Breeding Soundness Exams Offered
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Don’t miss this opportunity to get a complete check up on your bull(s) before this year’s  breeding season! Bull Soundness Exams (BSE) are the most inexpensive and under-utilized form of securing pregnant cows. During the past three years local producers have had the opportunity to participate in these BSE clinics. Over fifty herd sires have been tested with 25% of these bulls either failing or potential problems have been identified during their exam. This signaled producers a need to change their herd sires and/or alter their breeding season before a bigger problem occurred, open females. Taking into account current market prices, can you afford open females?

The Soundness Exam will be held on Saturday, March 17th at the Woodbury Livestock Market. The exam will include vaccinations, deworming, physical examination, semen check by Dr. Mandy Willis, Large Animal Vet.. The event is sponsored by Pfizer, Cannon County Farmer’s Co-op, Woodbury Livestock Market, Cannon County Cattlemen’s Association and UT Extension (Cannon/Coffee /Warren).

The entire exam will be performed at a cost of $30.00/bull. Jennie Schutte, Territory Manager for Pfizer, will deworm and vaccinate those bulls participating in the breeding soundness exam. Each participant will also receive a bag of feed from the Woodbury Farmers Coop.

If you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity, please call Dr. Willis to schedule an appointment to bring bulls in for testing. (931-409-3178)

If you need more information call the Cannon County Extension Office at 563-2554.

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