Fertility is one of the major factors affecting the efficiency of any suckler beef herd.

Sarah Pick, AHDB Knowledge Exchange Manager, completed a Nuffield Scholar titled ‘Heifer Replacement Strategies: Cost Reduction in the UK Suckler Beef Herd’.

Through her travels, Sarah discussed the idea of a ‘functional female’ in suckler beef systems across the world which is underpinned by fertility. Joining Sarah on the podcast is Finlay Munro of Balaldie, Ross-shire who spring calves 400 cattle with heifers calved outside at 2 years old so strong maternal traits are imperative to his system.

Listen now to hear Sarah and Finlay discuss the fundamentals of fertility in females

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