The Postpartum Cow

Forum: Managing The Postpartum Cow To Maximize Pregnancy Rates

Published on: 01/06/2009
Author/s : Carlos A. Risco, DVM, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida (Gainesville) Dairy Extension - Proceedings 2004 Florida Dairy Reproduction Road Show
The main objective of a reproductive program in a dairy herd should be to maximize pregnancy rate (PR) to first service. Pregnancy rate is the product of the heat detection and conception rates of the herd (PR = HDR x CR). Pregnancy rate represents the proportion of cows that become pregnant each estrous cycle, and determines the number of days cows are open after the voluntary waiting period. As ...
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S Murali S Murali
Product Manager
January 6, 2009

Really useful articles about the postpartum cow.

January 27, 2009

Very nice article about the postpartum cow and a very useful tool for dairy extensionists. 
Many thaks for it.

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