University of Tennessee improving calving season with artificial intelligence

Researchers from the University of Tennessee are helping Tennessee ranchers improve their calving season through artificial insemination. Improving the genetics and increasing the success of one’s calving season will most likely improve a ranchers profit margins.

The researchers say that artificially inseminating cows not only shortens the calving season but also cuts down on costs. Shane Meyers of Pembroke farms saw a drastic improvement; his herd went from a 60 percent calving rate all the way to 89 percent.