Beef Herd Sires Breeding Soundness Exams Offered April 9

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Don’t miss this opportunity to get a complete check up on your herd bulls! Bull Soundness Exams (BSE) are affordable yet under-utilized by many producers. This one management practice can go a long way to guard against open females. In April 2010, two herd bulls failed their exam.  This signaled producers a need to change their herd sires before a bigger problem occured, open females.

Herd Bull Breeding Soundness Exams are scheduled for Saturday, April 9th 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, Rutherford farmer’s co-op, Woodbury Livestock Market, Cannon County Cattlemen’s Association and UT Extension. Producers have the opportunity to test up to 2 bulls. The entire exam will be performed at a cost of $20.00/bull.
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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