Heifer Development - Handling Acclimation

Heifer Development

Olds College is studying the effects of different handling acclimation procedures prior to the breeding season on reproductive performance, reactivity at handling, and physiological indicator of stress assessed in beef heifers.

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Heifer Development - Handling Acclimation

Heifer Development

Olds College is studying the effects of different handling acclimation procedures prior to the breeding season on reproductive performance, reactivity at handling, and physiological indicator of stress assessed in beef heifers. Deliverables will include recommended acclimation practices to increase pregnancy rate, subsequently improving the longevity of individual cows and overall animal welfare while increasing the profitability and sustainability of cow-calf operations.

Partners/Funders: Nielson Signature Beef, NSERC