The funny thing is in the beef business, is that most people don't AI to begin with, the dairy farmers, it's estimated that over 85% of the breeding done is AI, now when you start talking beefalo specifically, a lot of people AI due to the limited availability of beefalo bulls. So the question becomes how do you best utilize what semen you have? With AI, heat detection is the biggest problem, because not everybody has several hours a day to watch their cattle for weeks on end. With the best AI tech, and good heat detection, a 65% AI . How can you decrease your breeding seasons or rather, condense your calving season? Estrus Sync, there are many different protocols out there, and I'd suggest talking to your veterinarian as to which they would recommend, because some might work well for you, others might not.
Here are some of the advantages to Estrus Sync
- Reduced time and labor
- Increased efficiency of semen use
- More condensed calving
My last comment, is please do not attempt to use estrus sync on cows that are less than 50 days post-calving, because you will have a very low success rate, and it will cost you money unnecessarily.