Beef cattle management - Cow Calf Record System
The Stuart Veterinary Clinic utilizes the Cow Calf 5 software program to evaluate cattle herd reproduction and production efficiency. This software was designed by the Great Plains Veterinary Education Center in Nebraska. The clinic has many years of experience with this program and a number of successful herds demonstrating the benefits.
Beef cattle management - Beef Nutrition
The Stuart and Anita Veterinary Clinics have historically believed nutrition and herd health are directly related. We have raised the bar in the level of nutritional advice we can offer by incorporating the professional version of the Beef Ration and Nutrition Decision Software (BRaNDS) in our services. In addition, we encourage on-farm feedstuff quality analysis for custom ration formulation for any stage of beef production or development for any individual producer
Beef cattle management - Estrous Synchronization
The Estrous Synchronization Planner software program is utilized by the clinic veterinarians to achieve successful cattle herd estrous synchronization. This powerful program, which was developed by the North Central Region Reproductive Task Force, incorporates individual producer inputs for a wide variety of the latest research-based estrous synchronization programs. As a result, the program summarizes the planning steps, schedule of events, and cost per expected pregnancy for each synchronization program to assist the producer.
Beef cattle management - Beef Breeding Soundness
Cow calf producers should insist on a complete bull breeding soundness exam for their herd bulls and bulls they plan to purchase. It is important the bull has had a complete exam that includes evaluation of structural and internal anatomy. We frequently detect issues on a full exam that can result in partial or even total reproductive failure. Semen- only evaluations are available, but for several reasons sterile or problem bulls are not consistently detected by this method. As a result of semen-only examination failures, pastures having the majority of the females open at fall pregnancy exams are becoming more common