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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....
Five Musts For Fertility
Feeding and management at transition, high quality sires, knowledgable staff and the commitment to carry out protocols to the letter while adapting when necessary are the five key ingredients herd reproduction....
Nordic Breeds To Receive 'Genetic Boost'
Genetic models could offer greater selectivity and accuracy in improving the genetic pool of Nordic Jersey and Nordic Red cattle, according to the Danish Centre for Food and Agriculture (DCA). ...
Mapping out Genetic Resistance to Bovine TB
A genetic solution to bovine tuberculosis (TB) could act as a lifeline to UK cattle farmers suffering from the disease, reports Lisa Guenther of Genome Alberta. ...
How to Deposit Semen Correctly in the Cow
Don't apply too much force and ensure proper sanitation measures, advised Professor William M Graves in his review of correct semen placement at artificial insemination (AI)....
Genetic Testing Discovers Reason Behind Fleckvieh Bull Infertility
German scientist have discovered a genetic mutation that, when present in both male and female sires, can leave bulls with fertility rates under two per cent. ...
Kiwi Dairy Farmers Now Choosing Irish Bulls
Two bulls, Radney Rock and Hanarahan Victorious, are both popular sires in Britain and Ireland, but now New Zealand firm SAMEN NZ Ltd is selling it to Kiwi dairies. ...
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