Air gator wrote:I have a really nice heifer and she didn't take with AI, but I used her as a recip and she took.
Do you think she will easier to get pregnant after she calves?
Have you had a heifer not take to AI bred by a bull...were you able to get her bred AI the next time?
I remember hearing about a great female athlete who had all these injuries and then she got pregnant and it helped
heal her old injuries. Just wondering if the hormones from a pregnancy would affect the future fertility. Thanks.
No, I do not think using as a recip improves fertility.
Yes I've bred many dairy cattle that were A.I. repeat breeders and were never a recip, yet went on to settle on the
1st A.I. service the next year.
As for the 'great female athlete' perhaps going off steroids allowed her to get pregnant and or her old injuries healed
from more rest and less strenuous work outs ect. who knows.