Spring is in the air here at E.I. Medical Imaging. I know that many of our customers have been fighting through the cold weather and the snow and ice that comes with a harsh winter and if they are like us here at E.I. Medical Imaging, we are ready for the warmer weather.
It's nearing the end of the calving season for many of the beef producers in our area. Every morning I drive by fields with a new crop of calves being added to their herds. We were recently out demonstrating our Ibex® Pro to a horse vet who was checking a mare for Spring breeding season and one of those milling around the barn said they currently had 1000 calves on the ground. That's a pretty big number!
I know there really isn't a calving season that is the same for everyone, but here in Colorado it seems that many a rancher likes their calves to be from about March to May. I can assure you that it is not a good idea to compare your wife's term of pregnancy (9 months) to a cow, (I have made that mistake), but seeing that calves around here here are born at this time of the year it seems breeding season is just around the corner for many cow/calf operations.
Yesterday we met with a entrepreneur in the bovine and equine reproduction area and you can imagine the conversations and the topics that come up in the conference room here at E.I. Medical Imaging. I am always curious to know about how our customers in the beef industry and their practices. Do you AI your cows or do you turn out a bull with them? We are always here to help any beef producers with their questions on how to use ultrasound to assist them in their reproduction program. We can also help their vets with gestation tables and many other tips and tricks. We would love to demonstrate our portable ultrasound system to them. In the months to come we will be talking more about beef operations and how ultrasound can do some powerful things for you and your herd. Stay tuned as we roll out more in this topic.
In the meantime, enjoy the warm weather. I hope that we don;t have to endure one of our crazy deep snow Spring storms but I also know that we could use the extra moisture others so desperately need right now. Happy Spring everyone!
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