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Is Sex-Biased Milk Production a Real Thing?
A team of Canadian researchers scrutinises the latest thinking on calf sex and lactation yield, affirming that more milk usually follows heifer calves. ...
Using Bovine Somatotropin to Enhance Fertility
As well as upping milk production, a team of scientists have learned that bovine somatotropin (bST) could be harnessed for fertility purposes. ...
What’s the Ideal Voluntary Waiting Period for Your Dairy Herd?
Changing voluntary waiting period (VWP) across the year can capture benefits of conception and estrus through the year, advises California extension agent Dr Alex Souza....
Irish Dairy Farm Tells Expansion Story to Thousands
Over 800 cows were treated to a surprise when 3,000 visitors swamped Greenhill Dairies to learn about an expanding dairy business....
Cow Longevity: A Concept For Sustainable Food Production
Extending the productive life of cows and increasing overall productivity is central to the future of milk production....
It's Time To Start Thinking About Heat Stress
US - Fertility, yields and feed intake all plummet unless the seasonal threat of heat and humidity can be properly mitigated, says an Arkansas expert....
What Impact Do Fatty Acids Have on Reproductive Performance?
The addition of fatty acids to dairy diets has piqued the interest of dairy producers and nutritionists in recent years, Dr Ronaldo Cerri, University of British Columbia, Faculty of Land and Food Systems....
Cows Have Flooring Preferences at Calving
Rubber mats may not be the best flooring for maternity pens, according to a study published in the Journal of Dairy Science. ...
Heat Stress a Big Problem for Cows in Moderate Climates
Heat stress affects cow conception rate in the 21 day period up to breeding, new research says. ...
What Factors Influence Reproduction Beyond the Voluntary Waiting Period?
Reasons for infertility in cattle are hugely varied, although new research has narrowed down the causes. ...
My Cow Is Not Cycling: What Do I Do?
Cows in need of help back into normal cycling patterns may benefit from progesterone, especially at this time of year, according to the latest advice from The Agriculture and Food Development Authority (Teagasc) in Ireland....
Helping Survival and Fertility Through Cross Breeding
Cross breeding Holstein cattle can improve conception rates, health and profit margin, and what's more there are numbers to show just exactly by how much. ...
Could Selecting For Fertility Result in Increased Uterine Health?
If more emphasis is put on fertility in genetic selection, veterinarians' time can be saved, say Irish researchers. ...
How Good Is Reproduction in Your Herd?
There are many ways of doing the same thing and farmers can learn from each other, was the message of a Virginia State dairy expert after a herd reproduction conference....
Timed Artificial Insemination in Dairy Heifers
One delayed heifer pregnancy can cost you over two dollars a day in raising cost, which is why timed insemination should be considered to achieve pregnancy at the desired age, say Professor Jose Santos and Dr Fabio Lima, University of Florida....
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