Managing Bull Fertility in Beef Cattle Herds
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Hansen, Gary R. 2019. “Managing Bull Fertility in Beef Cattle Herds: AN153/AN153, 2/2006”. EDIS 2006 (5). Gainesville, FL. https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-an153-2006.

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to discuss how producers can evaluate and manage bull fertility within beef cattle herds. This document is AN153, one of a series of the Animal Science Department, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date February 2006.

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