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Longevity is profitable – keep track of early lactation culling and mortality rate in the herd

On many dairy farms around the world it has become common practice to move all heifers into production. This practice may be preventing producers from seeing the value of   investing in keeping healthy animals that can be kept longer instead of having lower-yielding … Continue reading

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Why do cows live longer in Stanchion / Tied up / Tie stall systems?

It seems that cows in Stanchion systems live longer than in other systems because stanchion tolerents slow walking animals (cows are in-place during milking and the operators go to them) and slow milking animals. In batch parlours slow walking and … Continue reading

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Pre weaning feeding management – doing it right boosts cow´s life time yield

The often low life time yield per cow in modern dairy production is increasingly getting attention. The high turnover rate of dairy cows is part of the problem and obviously improvement of housing and management aiming at adding another healthy … Continue reading

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