Article published the April 20, 2020
Dairy sectors all over the world have been using the cattle heat load index (THI) as a mean of characterizing the climatic conditions to which cows are exposed. This is true when analyzing the results of experiments and surveys, as well as the routine by which milk producers operate their farms.
The heat load index is based on a formula that includes the ambient temperature and relative humidity ...
Article published the October 8, 2018
After 40 years of giving the entire herd blanket dry cow therapy (DCT), some dairy farms in Israel have transitioned to “selective drying-off” (SDCT) at the start of the dry period. This change is a welcome one since it once again emphasizes the recognition of the necessity of minimizing the use of antibiotics, without of course harming the health and well-being of the animals ...
Participation in Forum on March 21, 2018
It is very important to feed also during cool hours but it is also very important to take the cow to shower in the night. After evening milk and before morning. A lot of dairy farms not doing it from a number of reasons and because it is hard.... this is a big mistake.
Article published the March 1, 2018
The "Winter-Summer Ratio" report was developed by Dr. Israel Flamenbaum and Ephraim Ezra. This report reflects the gap in the performance of cows in different seasons and the ability of the individual farm to cope with the negative impact of the summer. The report has been published regularly since 2005, including milk production, fat and protein percentages, SCC, and Conception Rate to all insemi ...
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