Embryo survival in dairy cows managed under pastoral conditions.

  title={Embryo survival in dairy cows managed under pastoral conditions.},
  author={Michael G. Diskin and John J. Murphy and Joseph M Sreenan},
  journal={Animal reproduction science},
  volume={96 3-4},
Efficient pasture-based milk production systems require a compact calving pattern aligned to the onset of the grazing season, a 365-day calving interval and low culling rates for infertility. Achievement of these targets requires high herd reproductive performance. While high genetic merit Holstein cows produce more milk in grass-based systems their fertility is compromised. Management of the modern high genetic merit Holstein dairy cow presents a major challenge in pasture-based systems of… CONTINUE READING


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