There is nothing more important in a beef cattle herd than reproduction, and that was the take home statement from Funston during his session at the Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle Workshop offered at the convention. He explained that a huge factor influencing reproductivity is body condition in the females. So, naturally, feeding and meeting nutritional requirements is critical.
As Funston described the importance of making sound management decisions in developing heifers, he also stressed the need for a balanced nutritional program to adequately meet the requirements of the heifers. You can listen to a portion of Funston's speech below, where he offers sound management considerations for producers to consider when developing heifers.