The Importance of Pregnancy Testing in Cattle Herd Management
Pregnancy testing is an important part of managing a cattle herd. Not only does it allow you to plan for the future and determine the optimal time for calving, but it can also help you to identify potential problems and take action to prevent them.
Pregnancy testing can be done through a variety of methods, including rectal palpation, ultrasound, and blood testing. Each method has its own advantages and disadvantages, so it's important to choose the one that is right for your herd and your situation.
Once you have determined which method to use, it's important to log the results on the Breedr app. This app is designed to help farmers like yourself to track and manage their animals, from birth to slaughter. By logging your pregnancy test results on Breedr, you can easily keep track of which animals are pregnant and which are not. This can help you to plan for the future and make more informed decisions about your herd.
When a positive test is logged Breedr will create a calving alert, giving you an overview of when each individual animal is likely to calve. Allowing you to plan labour but also identify problem animals that have gone well over their expected due date.
In addition to logging your pregnancy test results, the Breedr app also allows you to track other important information about your animals, such as their vaccination records, weight, and breed. This can help you to ensure that your cattle are healthy and that you are meeting all of the necessary regulations.
Overall, pregnancy testing is an important part of managing a cattle herd. By testing your animals and logging the results on the Breedr app, you can gain valuable insights into your herd and make more informed decisions about the future of your farm.
Find out how you can log a PD test in the Breedr app in our help centre.