Not necessary high milk production needs to be related to lower fertility under heat stress conditions

Published on: 04/27/2020
Author/s : Israel Flamenbaum. Ph.D. / Cow Cooling Solutions Ltd, Israel.

Achieving high conception rate is one of the conditions for achieving efficient production of milk at farm level. For many years the Israeli dairy industry suffered, like other farms in warm countries, a significant decline in the ability to pregnant the cows during summer months, causing reduction in the efficiency of milk production and seasonality in milk supply to the industry and market. Unl...

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waqas ahmad waqas ahmad
MSc Hons Livestock Management
April 27, 2020

Dear, it was wonderfull article for us who always believe that pregnancy is inversely proportional to production, but this article changes my concept to think more forward. Could you explain that in this research other factor than cooling which may also contributing in these result like in top group may b they are feeding well ballanced diet proper ratio of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acid saturated and unsaturated fatty acid supplementation. Supplementation of organic chelated trace minerals. Toxin level of feed . MUN in both group also starch to metabolizeable protein ration in both groups.

Israel Flamenbaum Israel Flamenbaum
PhD (Animal Science)
April 28, 2020

waqas ahmad Dear Sir
Thanks for your comments
I do not enter into other factors out of the cooling process, which is the field of my expertise. I leave the others to other experts in case they are interested in contributing to this discussion.

waqas ahmad waqas ahmad
MSc Hons Livestock Management
April 28, 2020
Israel Flamenbaum ok thanks sir glad to see you that you are PHD in AS i am also BSc Hons In Animal Sciences
June 30, 2020

Nice information....heat stress in summer is mostly a reduction in feed intake to improve feed intake and rumen function... big challenge for fertility milk protein SCC and BCS.

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