Repeat Breeding

Normally cyclic cows with no clinical abnormalities that have failed to conceive after at least three successive inseminations.

In herds where conception rates are commonly 50-55%, one would expect about 9-12% of those cows to be repeat breeders.

Evaluate heat records to classify the cow as early or late repeat.

Treatment of Repeat Breeding
Treatment of Repeat Breeding option 2
  • Cows must be in a true heat when being served.
  • Insemination techniques must be as good as possible.
  • Confirm that a cow is not pregnant before serving. If the cow is pregnant, AI may cause fetal loss.
  • Identify and treat cows with vulvular discharge before starting to serve them.
  • Don’t start serving too soon after calving.
  • Minimize stress at service.