Fertility and milk yields – can we manage both together?
It is widely believed that fertility has declined in dairy cattle due to high milk yields. New studies show that poor fertility may actually be the cause.
It is widely believed that fertility has declined in dairy cattle due to high milk yields.
However, rather than concentrating on high yields being a cause of poor fertility, we need to focus on improved fertility as the key to efficient milk production.
This article explores the options you have to break the cycle of low milk yields. When using ultrasound you are able to assess the physiological status of each cow, diagnosing pregnancy, ovarian structures and twins. The outcome is improved fertility leading to higher milk yields.