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Strategy to Increase Summer Fertility?
A hormonal protocol giving treatments before and after insemination could improve summer and autumn fertility, according to a study in the Journal of Dairy Science. ...
What Effect Does Subclinical Ketosis Have On Reproduction?
An scientific overview paper has collated evidence quantifying the health implications of subclinical ketosis. ...
Angus Bulls on Dairy Farms: As Easy as Black and Black and White
Docile, fertile and easy calving, Aberdeen-Angus cattle have complimented an Irish dairy herd for nearly twenty years. ...
Finding the Best Cheese Cow in Scandinavia
Genes have a major impact on milk coagulation and a cow's suitability for cheese production....
How to Use Activity Monitors to Get Her in Calf
Estrus detection is growing in popularity, particularly on MidWest farms, but with the benefits of higher insemination rates and labour savings, fine tuning is required. ...
How Can Sexed Semen Performance Be Improved?
Contrasting frozen and liquid sexed semen has revealed insights into how long samples remain viable. ...
BVD Vaccinations Improve Reproductive Performance
A 45 per cent decrease in abortion and significantly lower rates of fetal infection were reported in cattle vaccinated for bovine viral diarrhea virus. ...
Schmallenberg Virus And its French Effect
A team of French scientists have analysed farm records to assess how Schmallenberg virus spread across the country....
EBBE - Managing Cows and Heat Detection
As well as an appropriate heat detection system, housing, feed intake and stress all play a part in cow fertility, according to the European Board of Bovine Experts. ...
Could Rumination Data Help to Predict Dairy Cows' Calving Time in the Future?
One Australian expert is testing whether rumen monitoring can predict when a calf will arrive. ...
Nutrition of Autumn-calving Dry Cows
Advisers at Teagasc offer timely advice for an autumn calving herd, foregrounding body condition score and mineral balance....
Youthful Approach to Keeping Dairy Records
Much can be learned from record keeping about managing farm animals and farm finances, hence there is lots to be gained from starting with the books early. ...
High Protein Ration Paying Dividends For Holstein Friesians
New Zealand producers considering breeding for the coming year have been told to consider the Holstein Friesian for all-round profitability, high protein milk and merits for land efficiency and beef. ...
What Stops Cow Reproduction Being Successful?
Those scratching their heads over reaching reproductive targets may want to consider six factors, say a team of Irish researchers. ...
Genome Analysis Helps Breeding More Robust Cows
Advances in genetic analysis are allowing cows to bred for fewer parasitic problems and longevity, explain researchers at Wageningen University. ...
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