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Published December 07, 2011, 09:02 AM

Beef Talk: First-cycle conception has been remarkably stable

The percentage of cows that have calved in the first 21 days of the calving season for the last decade was 58, 60, 61, 62, 64, 64, 64, 64, 63 and 61 percent. The current CHAPS (Cow Herd Appraisal Performance Software) benchmark for mature cows calving in the first 21 days of the calving season is 63.4 percent.

By: Kris Ringwall, NDSU Extension Service, INFORUM

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