With the good spring conditions had around the district beef cows should be in good condition running with the bull. The best way to manage how mating pans out is to correctly time pregnancy testing to allow ageing of pregnancies.
Aged pregnancy testing 6-8 weeks after the end of mating gives information allowing management decisions to be made:
- Late calvers can be kept separate during calving allowing better feed and mob management.
- It also provides a culling option for late calvers.
- Allows early identification of non-performing bulls and other reproduction opportunities and failures.