Free Download: The use of ultrasonography in pregnancy diagnosis of dairy cattle article
Reproductive efficiency in dairy cows is crucial to the operation’s bottom line.
Dollars are lost each day between the calving and pregnancy interval. Bovine ultrasound aids in keeping the transition period efficient. Critical control points, economic benefits of ultrasound, and culling costs are all discussed in this comprehensive International Dairy Topics article regarding the use of ultrasound for pregnancy diagnosis in dairy cattle.
Reproductive efficiency of dairy cows can greatly influence the profitability of dairy farms. Prolonged intervals from calving to pregnancy lead to economic losses due to delays in beginning or resuming milk production, increased maintenance costs, a decreased rate of replacement and increased depreciation costs.
These costs have been estimated to be between approximately £2 and £5 per day extension over a 365 day calving interval.
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