TESTED AND PROVEN
THE RESEARCH BEHIND ESTROTECT™
ESTROTECT™ Breeding Indicators are the result of extensive research and development conducted by leading researchers. Our product has been tested and proven to help breeders like yourself make more informed breeding decisions and improve breeding protocols.
IMPROVE PREGNANCY SUCCESS
ESTROTECT™ increases confirmed pregnancies up to three times1
In a 2022 third-party, timed-AI beef cattle trial, it was found that when the Breeding Bullseye™ is rubbed-off by mounting activity, cows are up to THREE TIMES more likely to result in confirmed pregnancies than if estrus is not detected prior to insemination.
NO BULL? NOT PRESENT? NO PROBLEM.
ESTROTECT™ is As Good As A Bull™
The ESTROTECT™ Breeding Indicator rub-off technology has been shown to perform as well as a bull and vigorous visual observation at determining standing heat, as demonstrated in a trial.3
CHANGING THE BREEDING GAME
ESTROTECT™ significantly improves pregnancy likelihood
In a fixed-timed artificial insemination (FTAI) trial conducted by the University of Missouri, ESTROTECT™ Breeding Indicators were used to determine estrus activity in approximately 1,000 Nelore females (Bos Indicus breed) during the 2013-14 breeding season in Brazil. The patches were applied to cattle after CIDRs were removed. Researchers then followed with FTAI 48 hours later. The results showed cows with 50% or more of the Breeding Indicator’s surface rubbed-off were significantly more likely to be pregnant after FTAI.
ESTROTECT™ outperforms blood-based tests
A timed-AI beef cattle trial compared ESTROTECT™ Breeding Indicators’ success in confirming pregnancies to blood-based tests analyzed by three different labs. The results showed Breeding Indicators performed better than or equal to blood-based tests in confirming pregnancy in both AI and natural service operations.
1Speckhart, Oliveira Filho, Franco, Vasconcelos, Schrick, Edwards, and Pohler. 2022. Short Communication: Influence of estrus activity and reproductive tract size and position scores on fertility in Bos indicus and Bos taurus suckled beef cows. Journal of Animal Science. University of Tennessee, Virginia Tech, Texas A&M University, São Paulo State University.
2 Perry, Smith & Pohler. Comparison of four methods to determine pregnancy success in
beef cattle. South Dakota State University and University of Missouri. 2013.
3 Perry. Comparison of the efficiency and accuracy of three estrous detection methods to indicate ovulation in beef cattle. South Dakota Beef Report. South Dakota State University. 2005.