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Old Apr 11th 2017, 07:44 AM   #1
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  Feb 2016
  Zion Grove, PA / United States

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Artificial Insemination

Good Morning Folks!

I'm sure this has been discussed before but wanted to know everyone's stance on yearling does (First Time Breeding) being a part of your AI program. Was told yearlings don't have as good of conception rate and they should be live bred to get a year under there belt. What do you think!?

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Mike
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Old Apr 11th 2017, 06:07 PM   #2
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  Apr 2009
  Edgar, WI

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We always had good success with yearlings. More than enough success to justify AI'ing them.
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Old Apr 11th 2017, 09:08 PM   #3
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  Oct 2009
  upstate ny

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Kinda depends on your method of Ai.......I do my own here and i always let them get live bred the first year.
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Old Apr 11th 2017, 10:20 PM   #4
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  Apr 2009
  Vaughn, MT 59487

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With the good feed we give our coming yearlings most will be of good size for AI.
If they were in with a buck almost all would get bred.
Any animal will do better the first time it comes in heat with live coverage. But with that said yearling will do fairly well with LAP AI if of good body size. But will usually not do as well as older does that have had fawns. But like Roger said it is worth the chance for genetic improvement and any that breed will put you a year ahead in the deer business.
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Old Apr 12th 2017, 05:54 PM   #5
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  Apr 2009
  Edgar, WI

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My earlier answer was short and sweet. Jack did well explaining my intent. Thanks Jack. And... Hi Jack !!! LOL!
It's an inside joke
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Old Apr 12th 2017, 06:26 PM   #6
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  Apr 2009
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Hi Roger how have you been?
Just got notice we didn't get any New Mexico tags my grandson will be very disappointed.
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Old Apr 13th 2017, 04:32 AM   #7
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Hey thanks alot guys, really appreciate the input, got some time to think about it, Happy breeding!!!
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