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May 29th - Memorial Day


Today we remember all of the heros who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom. Thank You to all those who serve and those who support our military men, women and veterans. Your service and sacrifices means more to us than we could ever express!

May 10th - Replacement Heifers reCIDR

For many years we have AI bred every female on the ranch. Just like any operation who AI's we are always looking for ways to increase our AI conception rate and our number of AI pregnancies. Last year we come across a brand new concept called reCIDR. The science behind reCIDR made sense to us and we liekd the results we saw after trying it on our May/June calving cows last year. This year we decided to use reCIDR on every female on the ranch. We just finished breeding all of our replacement heifers and turned the natural service sires out last week.


SO you may be wondering what the heck is reCIDR? Here is the protocol we used:

To start with we used the standard 5-day CIDR protocol on all of our heifers and then time AI bred all of them. On Day 11 post-breeding we re-inserted a CIDR into all of the heifers (that we just finished AIing). We pulled those CIDRs on Day 18 post-breeding and placed Estrotec patches on each female. We then pulled heats and AI bred for 3 days. On day 4 (after the second CIDR pull) we turned the natural service bulls out. 


The thinking behind reCIDRing is that we will be able to identify, synchronize and breed the heifers that didn't concieve on the initial AI breeding without disrupting the pregnancies of the 50+% of cows who did concieve during the first timed AI. The CIDR releases the hormone progesterone and it is believed that the progesterone shift that occurs from placing and pulling a CIDR in a bred animal isn't great enough to disrupt the pregnancy. Using reCIDR we are able to AI without waiting until the next heat cycle or pregnancy ultrasound which helps us tighten up our calving groups, have more AI sire pregnancies and turn out less clean up bulls.


As always check with your veterinarian before adopting any new practices into your herd. If you have any questions about how we use reCIDR feel free to contact Craig Bieber craig@bieberredangus.com or 605-216-8169! 


May 3rd - Yearling Measurements

Last week we took Yearling measurements on all of our 2016 May/June bulls. These bulls will be offered on the November Fall Production Sale as Coming 2-Year Olds. Check back late summer for sale information! 


Measurements taken include hip height, scrotal measurement and weight. All of the data is recorded into the computer. The measurements are then reported to the Red Angus Association, who uses the information to update the bull's EPD values.


April 28th - AI'ing our Replacement Heifers

 Two weeks ago we AI bred all of our 470 replacement heifers!


Prior to AI'ing we mated these heifers to both an AI sire and a Natural Service Sire. We then sorted the heifers into AI sire groups. Sorting prior to synchronizing and breeding makes breeding day go faster since you are only pulling semen straws for one AI bull per group. This year we sorted the heifers into 7 groups to represent the AI sires we are using this year.


These sires are:

Bieber Mitigator C314

Bieber Gladiator C386

Bieber Spartacus A193

Bieber Driven C540

Bieber CL Atomic C218

Bieber Forefront B281

Milwillah Marble Bar J53


Here are some pictures:


We had both sides of the working barn going on all 3 breeding days!

Tom's son Turner was here to help out!

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