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April 18th - Breeding Replacement Heifers
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While it may still look like winter in most of the area it must be spring because it's the start of breeding season here at the ranch!

 

Last week Thursday/Friday we bred our 430 replacement heifers. The heifers were split into 4 groups and we used a standard 7 day CIDR protocol and time AI bred two groups on Thursday and two groups on Friday. Next week Monday/Tuesday we will reCIDR all of the heifers.

 

In 2016 we sampled the reCIDR method on our May/June calving cows and liked what we saw. So last year we decided to use the reCIDR program on all of the cows on the ranch. Using this method we saw AI conception rates of 76-80% over the two AI cycles. 

 

How does it work? To start with we used the standard 7 day CIDR protocol and time bred all of the heifers AI for the first cycle. Then on Day 11 post first breed we re-inserted a CIDR into all of the heifers. Those CIDRs will be pulled on Day 18 post breeding. After the second pull we rode heats for 3 days and AI bred the second cycle. On the fourth day will turn out clean up bulls. 

 

The thinking behind reCIDRing is that we will be able to identify, synchronize and breed the heifers that didn't conieve on the initial AI breeding without disrupting the pregnancies of the 50+% of the heifers that did convieve during that first timed AI breeding. 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 on that second cycle without waiting until the next natural heat cycle or pregnancy ultrasound which helps tighten our calving groups and also allows us to use less clean up bulls. 

 

As always check with your veterinarian before adopting any new practices into your herd. If you have any questions feel free to contact Craig Bieber, craig@bieberredangus.com or 605-439-3628.

 

 


April 11th - We're Hiring!
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We're Hiring! Bieber Red Angus is looking to fill a full time employment opportunity with competitive pay and benefits.

 

Qualified applicants will have experinence in operating and maintaining farm and ranch equipment, as well as experince in feeding and overall care of cattle. Welding and cattle handling experience is helpful but not required. Primary responsivilities of the position include, but are not limited to feeding cattle and maintenance of farm and ranch equipment.

 

Benefits inclued housing with utility allowance, an optional retirement plan and a calving bonus. All applicants will be required to fill out an application!

 

If you are interested in this oppourtunity, please send your resume to craig@bieberredangus.com or call Craig at 605-439-3628 (days) or 605-439-3545 (nights) to discuss employment!


April 2nd - Happy Easter and Happy Birthday Lois!
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Happy Birthday to our matriarch Lois! We appreciate all you have done on the ranch over the years and all that you do still, have a wonderful day! 

 

 

 

Happy Easter! We had a wonderful meal with our family and friends here at the ranch. It was a wonderful time and the weather was cold but sunny, which was a nice break from the spring snow we've been getting quite consistently these last few weeks! 

 

 

Grandma Peggy with her girls, Hartley, Presley and Kylie.

 


Grandpa Craig with Kylie and Presley.

 

 

 

 

Kylie and Presley with Grandma Lois's Easter Birthday Cake!

 

 

Kylie and Cayson resting after all that Easter cake and candy!


 
         
         
       
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