Monthly Archives: October 2017

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What does synchrony do to herd dynamics?

By |2018-01-14T16:57:36+00:00October 31st, 2017|Categories: Farm Services|Tags: , , , |

Peter Younis We are often asked about the benefits, costs, workload or complexity of herd oestrus synchrony programs. There are, as most farmers know, a multitude of options, each with pros and cons. The answer is that each program is very different and may or may not be suitable on different farms for a variety

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Getting the most out of pregnancy testing

By |2018-01-14T16:57:46+00:00October 30th, 2017|Categories: Farm Services|Tags: , , , , |

Dr John Ryan Herd reproductive performance is a common frustration for many dairy farmers. The old adage, “you can’t improve what you don’t measure” holds true when applied to herd reproductive performance. With a little planning and preparation pregnancy testing can provide you with accurate and detailed information allowing you to: Identify empty cows Plan

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Foetal sexing – can put you six months ahead

By |2018-01-13T18:24:51+00:00October 13th, 2017|Categories: Farm Services|Tags: , , , |

Dr Tom Walsh Ultrasound technology now allows us to determine the sex of calves between 9 and 14 weeks of pregnancy. Farmers who are taking advantage of this service are able to take their cow and calf management to a whole new level. Knowing the sex of a calf six months before it is born

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Ultrasound technology – how does it work?

By |2018-01-13T18:24:39+00:00October 12th, 2017|Categories: Farm Services|Tags: , , , , |

Dr David Colson When used by a skilled professional, ultrasound technology provides farmers with information that can be used in the reproductive management of their herd; it allows for early pregnancy diagnosis, foetal sexing and is gentler on both cow and operator. Advancements in the technology have made the ultrasound units very portable and more

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