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Synchronization Pros
Mon May 20, 2013 10:45 AM CDT

For brothers Phil and Jim Ham, heat synchronization is not negotiable. They breed 350 cows and heifers using AI for at least one service, and say it's a job they wouldn't want to attempt without synchronization.

"We synchronize because we don't have the time to heat check and sort them for breeding," said Phil Ham. "It is too much labor. With synchronization we can breed a herd in one day."

It also pays on the marketing end, Jim explained. "We synchronize them so we can get them calving in as tight a window ...

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