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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Benefits Why Choosing Experienced Production Females Make Sense

K-RAN Karley production female.

K-RAN Karley production female.

Dystocia defined in medical journals state, “abnormal labor or childbirth” or “a slow and difficult labor or delivery.” Dystocic births that result in a failed birth are costly in many respects. Potential need of a veterinary is a direct cost. Loss of 660 days of production and we arrive at this number due to waiting 2 years to see the next cria on the ground and the results of that breeding success toward genetic gain. We define success as not only a successful birth but the phenotypic gain anticipated or predicted in the breeding. This is the number one reason a production female is a high value commodity.

Considering production females provide viewable results of prior births often referred to as pre-potency the single best way to determine potential or anticipated gain in breeding decisions. Pre-potency provides evidence of well-conformed birth defect free results. Yes the male contributes half the genetic gain or loss and his pre-potency is well founded through multiple offspring. This amount of reference certainly reduces his risk factor in breeding decisions and magnifies the lack of reference provided by the female meaning 50 percent from a risk standpoint is higher on the female side of the breeding decision.

An experienced production female reduces risk in delivery having demonstrated ease in birth. They have proven to be good mothers with good milk production and rapid weight gain in their cria. Production females reduce the risk in breeding decisions by pre-potency observation, when reviewed along with the pre-potency of the male. Reducing risk to high dollar breeding is a goal we practice toward herd genetic gain and experienced production females accomplish this for our breeding program as it will yours.
Osiceca in front of others from production females.

Osiceca in front of others from production females.

Isabelle production female.

Isabelle production female.

Wiyaka-reduced risk off farm breeding.

Wiyaka-reduced risk off farm breeding.

Heyun Sapa - Reduced risk on farm breeding.

Heyun Sapa - Reduced risk on farm breeding.