Breeding After Calving

One aspect of Showcattle.com that is quite different that the real world is that cows are able to have more than one calf per sim-year.  You can breed your females back as soon as the calve by using forced estrus.  However, if you attempt to breed your females within ten days of calving, your conceptions rates will fall dramatically. 

This impact is at its largest right after calving and drops slowly over the ten day period until your females will conceive at a normal rate.  For example, if you attempt to breed your females within two-days of calving, your conception rates can be as low as 20%.  On the fifth day after calving, your conception rate will be approximately 50%.  On the tenth day after calving, your conception rates will be approximately 90%.

Last Updated: 2/24/2007 7:24:11 PM