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When breeding from our Mares and Stallions, we must ensure they are ready. Maintaining correct nutrition and supplementation for the mare is important to support fertility and immunity, giving her a better chance of conceiving first time.
Because nutrition influences each stage of the broodmare’s production cycle, nutritional management might, in many ways, determine the success of the breeding program. Optimal body condition enhances conception rates and the ability to maintain pregnancy.
The breeding stallion has increased nutrient requirements, sperm takes about 60 days to develop so raising the nutritional status of the stallion two months prior to his first covering, or collection if AI is being used, will help ensure that the sperm is at it’s optimum at the time of covering.