Survey of management practices on reproductive performance of dairy cattle on large US commercial farms.

@article{Caraviello2006SurveyOM,
  title={Survey of management practices on reproductive performance of dairy cattle on large US commercial farms.},
  author={Daniel Z. Caraviello and Kent A. Weigel and Paul M. Fricke and Milo C Wiltbank and Martine Florent and Nigel B. Cook and Kenneth V. Nordlund and Nate Zwald and Charles Rawson},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2006},
  volume={89 12},
  pages={4723-35}
}
A survey regarding general management, sire selection, reproductive management, inseminator training and technique, heat abatement, body condition scoring, facility design and grouping, nutrition, employee training and management, and animal health and bio-security was carried out from March to September of 2004 in 153 herds in the Alta Genetics (Watertown, WI) Advantage Progeny Testing Program. A total of 103 herds (67.3%) completed the survey. Herd size was 613 +/- 46 cows, with herds located… CONTINUE READING
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