Calving leaves heifers short

Dwyer, Jim; Dwyer, Grainne
April 2007
Farmers Weekly;4/20/2007, Vol. 146 Issue 16, p56
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The authors relates their experience of calving a herd of cows and heifers in Ireland. They say that they failed to achieve their target of having calved 90 percent of the cows in six weeks. According to them, two cows infected with Escherichia coli (E-coli) mastitis were the only major casualties of spring. Also noted is that protein in cows had increased to 3.4 percent by the end of April 2007.


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