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Cut the Bull
Victoria G. Myers Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Mon Dec 2, 2013 11:46 AM CST

Every year the Hereford bulls at Timberline Ranch go through a breeding soundness exam prior to turnout. So when Kenneth Allen started to look for reasons conception rates on his Brahman cows were hitting between 70% and 75%, the last place he expected to find a problem was in the bull pen.

"I was raised with Brahman cattle and that conception rate was just too low for me," said Allen, who has been ranch manager at Timberline since 1990.

The picturesque, rolling ranch is based in Tyler County, Texas, just outside of Woodville. It's home to about 400 gray Brahman ...

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