Reproduction and the in calf project-Saramah ChackoSaramah looks at reproductive performance in Golden Bay for the 2008/9 season. The ‘in calf’ project, a Dairy NZ initiative is described and the steps a farmer can go through with a trained in calf advisor to improve reproductive performance and quantify the cost of poor performance. Through a worked example of the fertility focus report, some of the main drivers of in calf rates are explored.
The case for early intervention non cycler treatments is also covered by demonstrating return on investment through days in milk.
Please click on the link below to download a copy of Saramah's presentation.
site/ruralservice/files/images/Alex_calf_presentation/In calf winter meeting 2009 presentation.pdf