Dairy management: understanding the signs of heat
Aidan Brennan
With the breeding season about to commence on most dairy farms, Aidan Brennan takes a look at the signs of heat in cows.
10 April 2024 Breeding
Big variation in synchrony success
Conception rate to AI services on heifers after progesterone-based synchrony programmes is mixed, writes Aidan Brennan.
10 April 2024 Breeding
Do cow collars improve fertility?
Aidan Brennan looks at some recent data from over 2.4m cows in New Zealand which assessed fertility performance in herds with and without automated heat detection systems.
Top heat detection aids for breeding 2024
With breeding likely to commence in a month’s time for many spring-calving suckler herds the attention should now turn to heat detection.
3 April 2024 Breeding
Five management jobs for December
When it comes to jobs on farm, outlined are a few tasks to keep on top of during December.
2 December 2023 Management
Heat detection in autumn-calving cows
Breeding will be getting under way in autumn-calving suckler herds and good heat detection should be part of the daily routine.
31 October 2023 Management