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Bull Clinic Set For March 29
Updated March 8, 2017 7:10 AM
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(SPRINGVILLE) - Purdue Extension-Lawrence County is offering a clinic on March 29 for bulls to be checked out for reproductive soundness.

The clinic is for both beef and dairy bulls that weigh at least 900 pounds and are at least 1 year old.

The clinic will start at 9 a.m. at the Springville Auction Facility, 4426 State Road 54 West. Cost is $50 for each bull. Appointments can be made now.

The evaluation of bulls should be done prior to the breeding season, according to a press release. Breeding problems that are discovered at pregnancy checking occur far too late to prevent substantial loss of income.

The breeding soundness exam cannot guarantee fertility, but it is the best method available to predict which bulls will not settle cows. About 10 percent of bulls will fail the Breeding Soundness Evaluation. The routine BSE will not detect bulls with low libido; therefore, observation of the bull in the breeding pasture is still important.

The exams will be performed by veterinarian Jerry Rusch of Spring Mill Veterinary Service, and the evaluation will look at bull fertility, physical and reproductive condition.

To make an appointment, call Purdue Extension-Lawrence County at (812) 275-4623 by 4:30 p.m. March 28.

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