Economic aspects of applying reproductive technologies to dairy herds

  title={Economic aspects of applying reproductive technologies to dairy herds},
  author={Eduardo de Souza Ribeiro and Klibs N Galv{\~a}o and William Watters Thatcher and Jos{\'e} Eduardo P. Santos},
Reproduction continues to be a critical component to maintain a dairy farm economically viable. For every farm and for every cow, there is an optimum time for pregnancy, which is mostly influenced by level of production, persistency of lactation, and parity. In general, as production decreases, lactation number increases, and persistency of lactation decreases, cows should be bred sooner postpartum and pregnancy obtained early in lactation. The voluntary waiting period is determined based on… CONTINUE READING


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