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Bishop Reproductive Services was established by Brianne Bishop to provide a reproduction-focused practice model to producers in mid-Missouri.
Brianne’s interest in cattle reproduction was sparked when her family began using embryo transfer in their registered Herefords. While attending college at the University of Missouri-Columbia, she majored in Animal Sciences and completed coursework including reproductive physiology and reproductive management. These courses led to an internship where Brianne spent her summer in South Dakota on a ranch that heavily utilized AI in both their heifers and in the cow herd. In 2013 Brianne began a dual Masters-DVM program at the University of Missouri and was able to work with Dr. David Patterson, who pioneered the Missouri Show-Me-Select Heifer Program. Brianne’s masters research focused on Split-Time AI and the timing of GnRH for cows and heifers that fail to show heat prior to AI. She attended the International Embryo Transfer School in 2015 and began flushing cows at home for AbraKadabra Cattle Company.
Following graduation Brianne joined the team at Quail Valley Veterinary Clinic as a mixed animal veterinarian where she developed her skills in veterinary medicine and continued to focus on beef cattle reproduction. After two years she decided to follow her passion and start her own reproductive service. Brianne currently lives on a family farm in Millersburg with her husband, Logan, and two children, Ellie and Mason.
Reproductive tract scores and pelvic measurements are useful tools for heifer selection and breeding management. Performed about 30 days prior to breeding, examinations will identify heifers that are not expected to be cycling at that beginning of the breeding season or that have an abnormally small pelvic area.
Artificial insemination allows genetically superior bulls to be used in any herd. Bulls are selected based on EPDs for birth weight and calving ease, milk production and growth, or carcass traits. Estrous synchronization allows for breeding of all animals in a group on a single day and can help shorten the calving season.
We are excited to have construction underway for our future ET facility, featuring an indoor chute and alley system, ET lab, and office space. This will also increase our capacity for donor housing as well as individual breeding projects of 5-10 head.