Bulls for breeding

Agriculture Victoria - The author is indebted to Dr Mike Blockey for the research information referred to in this Agriculture Note.

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Knowledge level: Introductory

Farm Table says:

Interesting article on bull soundness for reproduction. I found the information about conducting a physical examination really helpful.

This article talks about bull soundness and how to ensure your bulls are able to play their part in the reproduction of your herd.

The items covered in this article are:

• Bulls for breeding

• Soundness and fertility

• Physical examination

Key points were as follows:

• Bull soundness, fertility and libido are key factors to ensure as many calves as produced as possible.

• Physical examinations can be conducted on a bull to check for soundness and any abnormalities or issues with the penis.

• A common issue is a broken penis which will turn a bull off wanting to continue serving cows.

• Physical examination includes checking the bull’s testicles, peni, legs, feet and walking pattern.

Australia - Agriculture Victoria - The author is indebted to Dr Mike Blockey for the research information referred to in this Agriculture Note.
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