Factors influencing fertility of Holstein dairy cows: a multivariate description.


Eighty-two multiparous cows of high and low genetic merit were fed one of two isonitrogenous (19.3% crude protein), isoenergetic (11.3 MJ of metabolizable energy) diets that differed in ratio of rumen-undegradable protein to rumen-degradable protein. Factors that influenced reproductive performance were investigated using logistic regression and survival… (More)