Evaluation of systematic breeding programs for lactating dairy cows: a review.

@article{Nebel1998EvaluationOS,
  title={Evaluation of systematic breeding programs for lactating dairy cows: a review.},
  author={Ray L. Nebel and S M Jobst},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={1998},
  volume={81 4},
  pages={1169-74}
}
Observing cows in estrus and inseminating them at the optimum time are necessary steps for effective reproductive management of a dairy herd. However, larger herd sizes can lead to reproductive inefficiency and decreased profits on dairy farms. Synchronization of estrus behavior through pharmacological control has been used to improve reproductive efficiency. Methods of synchronizing estrus were originally devised to decrease the time spent detecting estrus; however, systematic breeding… CONTINUE READING

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