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Fertility
by Jan Hulsen

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Getting cows in calf may seem easy enough but fertility is a problem for many farming businesses. Important issues include nutrition and the health of the cows with respect to calving and the first month of lactation. Dealing properly with these two issues forms the most important challenge in breeding for virtually every dairy farm. 

Getting cows in calf, usually through insemination, is a meticulous job that requires commitment, due care and professional skill. Fortunately, professional skill can be trained. 

Professional skill, care, commitment and motivation are encouraged by direct, visible results.

This guide Fertility examines all elements concerning a proper approach to fertility in your business

 

Contents

  • Cleansing and coming into heat
  • Nutrition
  • Success factors during transition
  • Introducing heifers
  • Organising calving
  • Calving assistance
  • The newly calved cow
  • The afterbirth
  • Housing and management
  • Monitoring the reproductive tract

Heat observation

  • Success factors during heat observation
  • Using aids
  • Heat signals
  • Oestrus cycle and cycle signals
  • Time of insemination
  • Heifers
  • Insemination technique
  • Standard procedures
  • Insemination and organisation

Getting and staying in calf

  • Many embryos are lost
  • Less stress, less embryo loss
  • Nutrition
  • Pregnancy diagnosis
  • Not in calf: now what?
  • Learning more about the pregnancy
  • Embryo transfer and OPU
  • The bull
  • Abortion

Targets, performance indicators, process management

  • Management
  • Process management
  • Key figures and breeding
  • How cattle farmers in other countries do it
  • Inducing heat and hormone programmes
  • Economics
  • UNOs

Index

 

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Additional information

ISBN13: 9789087400262
Format: Paperback
Pages: 44
Language: English
Published: 2008

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