Estrus Synchronization Planner (Original and Multigroup versions)

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Beef Reproduction Task Force

The Beef Reproduction Task Force is providing this planner tool free of charge. Please register at one of the links below to receive access to that Excel spreadsheet. Your contact information will allow us to notify you when updates occur.

Versions of the Estrus Synchronization Planner

Supporting documents


How to download the estrus synchronization planner
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How to use the original estrus synchronization planner
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How to use the Multigroup Estrus Synch planner
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Original version

Supporting Documents (additional)


Preferred Systems


Less Preferred Systems


Superseded Systems


About the Estrus Synch Planner

Beef Reproduction Task ForceThe Beef Reproduction Task Force is providing this planner tool free of charge. The Microsoft Excel compatible spreadsheet assists herd managers in making the right management decisions and establishing a program calendar for each day and each task. The Estrus Synchronization Planner works with your program to:

  • Assist with the challenge of planning and implementing some of the more complicated synchronization systems.
  • Eliminate errors in the timing of injections, starting and ending the feeding of MGA, CIDR insertions, etc.
  • Optimize labor use.
  • Provide analysis and comparison of input costs of several synchronization systems.

Need help with the Estrus Synchronization planner? Call 515-294-9910.