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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. ...
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....
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