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Fertility Metrics: Measuring Fertility in Dairy Herds

Managing herd fertility is one of the most important considerations of dairy producers. Poor fertility can have severe economic consequences and problems can easily go unnoticed if adequate monitoring is not in place. Measuring fertility in dairy herds is the first step towards successful management practices. To do this, many farmers use a variety of …

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Breeding Environmentally Friendly Cows: Is It Possible?

It’s a well-known fact that cows contribute to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at a relatively high rate. Their digestive systems break down plant matter and produce methane as a by-product. We also know that cows are an extremely important part of the food chain in a number of ways and are a vital source of …

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Progesterone Profiling in Dairy Cows: A Study

Previously, we’ve discussed how progesterone varies during the oestrous cycle of cattle and how identifying heat is one of the most important parts of dairy herd management. Recently we profiled three cows from a local farm in a small pilot study as part of our ongoing commitment to ensure P4Gold is the best it can …

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P4Gold, Timed AI and Synchronisation Protocols

There are many different strategies for managing herd fertility in dairy herds. From different calving systems to synchronisation and timed artificial insemination, the options are many. P4Gold is a valuable tool, regardless of what system is in place. What is Timed AI? Timed AI is usually used in conjunction with synchronisation programmes. It involves inducing …

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A Very Brief History of Milk Progesterone Measurement

With the shift from using bulls to primarily using artificial insemination to cover cattle, there has been a corresponding push to develop accurate heat detection methods.  A mistimed AI can be expensive and, in the worst case scenarios, cause infection or pregnancy loss. Progesterone tests emerged as one of the best methods of heat detection, …

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Mental health is always important.

Maintaining Good Mental Health in the Agricultural Sector

Mental Health Awareness Week is coming up, and so we’re taking a look the impact of mental health on the dairy industry. A study by the Farm Safety Foundation (FSF) found that nearly 90% of farmers under 40 feel that poor mental health is the biggest problem they face. Mental health discussions have been surrounded …

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