Reproductive evaluation of Charolais and Charbray bulls on the reproductive efficiency of herds in warm subhumid climate of Veracruz

Victor Fernando Torres-Aburto, Antonio Hernandez-Beltran, Patricia Cervantes-Acosta, Manuel Barrientos-Morales, Arrieta Gonzalez-Armando, Araceli Rodriguez-Andrade, Herminio Hernández-Flores, Belisario Dominguez-Mancera
2021 AgroProductividad  
Objective: To correlate the Breeding Soundness Evaluation (BSE) of Charolais andCharbray bulls in the warm subhumid climate and its effect on the Pregnancy rate andCalving interval of herds to estimate differences between breeds.Design/methodology/approach: BSE was carried out on N = 90 Bulls; Charolais (n =33) and Charbray (n = 57), evaluated in situ during the period 2017 to 2019. Bull (age, body condition, libido, and scrotal circumference), Semen (concentration, motility, and volume), Herd
more » ... Pregnancy rate and Calving interval) and environment variables (Rainy and Dry season) were analyzed with the one-way ANOVA, Factorial, Multiple regression, and Multivariate analysis.Results: Charolais and Charbray bulls show similar results in the BSE (p>0.05) in awarm subhumid climate.Limitations/implications: Year season (Rainy or Dry) do not affect (p<0.05) the BSErating. Libido is associated (p<0.05) with age (R=-0.42), sperm motility (R=0.67), spermconcentration (R=0.66) and pregnancy rate (R=0.63). Findings/conclusions: Variables with high association (p<0.05) with pregnancy ratewere libido (R=0.63), motility (R=0.60), sperm concentration (R=0.51) and age (R=-0.50); variables with high association (p<0.05) with calving interval were: age (R=0.74)and libido (R=-0.33). Charolais and Charbray bulls show similar reproductive efficiencyin herds under a warm subhumid climate in Veracruz.
doi:10.32854/agrop.v14i6.1936 fatcat:xdr3crtbjzb47krcp64f2ast4e