Fetal Sexing

Utilizing the latest ultrasound technology, several of our veterinarian have become proficient at fetal sexing.  Fetal sexing in cattle can be accomplished between 60 and 80 days of gestation.  This aids the farmer in management decisions, as they can elect to keep cattle that are confirmed pregnant with heifer calves (Diary) or Bull calves (beef).   Fetal sexing in cattle may also help to increase the value of an animal for sale, as buyers often are buying cattle based upon genetics.  By purchasing a top cow bred with a bull calf, a breeder may choose to purchase the bred cow to develop a replacement bull.  Other breeders may wish to purchase a cow bred that is confirmed pregnant with a heifer, as that heifer will be used as a replacement within the herd.