Citations with the tag: CATTLE -- Reproduction
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- WHEN THE HEAT IS ON�.
Macmillan, Shirley // Farmers Weekly; 6/16/2006, Vol. 144 Issue 24, p52
This article deals with heat detection in dairy cows to determine mating conditions. As dairy herds become larger, heat detection is an increasingly important issue. Modern high-yielding Holsteins show heat less strongly, and it means they need watching more to reduce the cost of poor fertility...
- FEMALE PRODUCING.
Buss, Jessica // Farmers Weekly; 1/30/2004, Vol. 140 Issue 5, p34
Deals with the findings of a project on female producing sperm conducted by Angelo Ghislandi. Average conception rate in farms; Decision of livestock producers in Great Britain to use sexed semen in calves.
- Pregnancy rates best indicator of cow fertility.
Balsom, Aly // Farmers Weekly; 9/16/2011, Vol. 156 Issue 12, p36
The article reports on the claim by Westpoint Vets veterinarian (vet) Jon Mouncey that farmers should focus on the pregnancy rates rather than on the calving interval to determine the fertility performance of a cow. Mouncey's statement was made at the 2011 Dairy Event and Livestock Show in Great...
- Better fertility can boost suckler beef herd profits.
Gillanders, Eddie // Farmers Weekly; 6/29/2007, Vol. 146 Issue 26, p37
The article reports on the advantages of managing and improving cow and heifer fertility to the output of beef suckler herds. Beef suckler herds could boost output by � 56 a cow by improving cow and heifer fertility without having to make any major structural changes to their business....
- Dairy solutions from soy.
Zenk, Peg // Farm Industry News; Mar2005, Vol. 38 Issue 4, p58
Focuses on the use of fatty acids found in soybeans in improving the fertility of cows according to research by University of Missouri animal scientist Jim Spain. Advantages of fatty acids found in soybeans; Other aspects of the research; Experimentation to determine which form of soybeans is...
- Seven fall steps to calving success.
Hilton, W. Mark // BEEF; Nov2004, Vol. 41 Issue 3, p18
The article presents tips for calving success. The most cost-effective measure one can do is to be sure that he/she is only feeding pregnant cows through the winter months. Many herds vaccinate for the wrong diseases at the wrong times, or don't vaccinate for diseases they could prevent. There...
- Increasing your profits -- Part III.
Hughes, Harlan // BEEF; Apr2005, Vol. 41 Issue 8, p8
This article discusses various issues related to maximization of profit in cattle trade. The data, described here in the article, can help one tweak management and convert 2005's missed profit opportunities into next year's added profit opportunities for one's cow herd. Integrated Resource...
- Another Synch Option?
Ferguson, C. E.; Godke, R. A. // BEEF; Aug2005, Vol. 41 Issue 12, p36
Focuses on the use of estrous cycle synchronization (ECS) as a way to handle and inseminate cattle. Efficiency of the ECS; Use of altrenogest for ECS; Effectiveness of ECS in beef cattle.
- Temperament & pregnancy.
Laudert, Scott // BEEF; Aug2010, Vol. 46 Issue 12, p12
The article focuses on research related to cows. University of Florida (UF) and Oregon State University (OSU) researchers found that two breeds of cows with excitable remperaments were less likely to become pregnant during the bredding season. Another OSU study found that cows maintained at body...
- 13-month repro solution.
Hilton, W. Mark // BEEF; Sep2011, Vol. 48 Issue 1, p10
In this article, the author offers a solution for a herd to have two calving seasons in only 13 months. He states that an extended calving season restricts the ability to make the most of profitability. The solution will reportedly decrease labor, enhance health, improve profitability and...
- Management of Calving in Norwegian Cubicle-Housed Dairy Herds.
Kj�stad, H. P.; Simensen, E. // Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica; 2001, Vol. 42, p131
Sixty of the 65 dairy farms with cubicle houses in the Norwegian county of Oppland were included in a field study of the management of calving in 1990. The farmers recorded the location of the cow when giving birth, farmer presence and whether assistance was given during calving, occurrence of...
- Cumulative Risk of Bovine Mastitis Treatments in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.
Valde1, J. P.; Lawson, L. G.; Lindberg, A.; Agger, J. F.; Saloniemi, H.; �ster�s, O. // Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica; 2004, Vol. 45, p201
Data from the national dairy cow recording systems during 1997 were used to calculate lactation-specific cumulative risk of mastitis treatments and cumulative risk of removal from the herds in Denmark, Finland Norway and Sweden. Sweden had the lowest risk of recorded mastitis treatments during...
- The relationship between antibody status to bovine corona virus and bovine respiratory syncytial virus and disease incidence, reproduction and herd characteristics in dairy herds.
Ohlson, Anna; Emanuelson, Ulf; Tr�v�n, Madeleine; Alenius, Stefan // Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica; 2010, Vol. 52, p37
Background: Bovine respiratory syncytial virus (BRSV) and bovine corona virus (BCV) affects cattle worldwide. Our objective was to evaluate the effects of these infections on general health and reproduction parameters measurable on herd level and to explore the association between antibody...
- Derivation of standard lactation curves for South African dairy cows.
Mostert, B.E.; Theron, H.E.; Kanfer, F.H.J. // South African Journal of Animal Science; 2003, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p70
Standard Lactation Curves were derived for South African Holstein and Jersey cows, using 20 herd-, 18 age- and six season classes. Six herd classes were below and 13 above the average production level for both breeds. A standard lactation curve was estimated for each combination of herd-, age-...
- Genes to cut the cost of calving.
Long, Jonathan // Farmers Weekly; 4/28/2006, Vol. 144 Issue 17, p3
The article focuses on the use of genetic markers to reduce the cost of calving. Genetic markers for key production and management traits offers benefits such as increased dairy cow fertility, better beef eating quality and improved meat yields in sheep. Farmers in several countries are making...
- PICKING the Studs.
Thomas, Heather Smith // BEEF; Apr2011, Vol. 47 Issue 8, p30
The article discusses the factors affecting the breeding ability of bulls in the U.S. It focuses on the breeding soundness examination (BSE) to determine a bull's fertility and breeding ability including semen quality, reproductive tract soundness and libido. It notes that weight and condition...
- True spring calving herds rare.
Buss, Jessica // Farmers Weekly; 10/24/2003, Vol. 139 Issue 17, p40
Reports on the rarity of spring calving herds despite the problem of coping with a spring flush of milk in the British milk industry as of October 2003. Results of a survey of milk producers at the Diary Event in September 2003; Cause of the spring peak; Interest in changing calving pattern.
- Scoring points wins the game.
Pontin, Simon // New Zealand Dairy Exporter; Feb2010, Vol. 85 Issue 7, p58
The article discusses the importance of a cow's body condition score (BCS) with regards to milk production, reproduction and animal health. According to the article, a BCS of 5.0 to 5.5 has been shown to be the optimum for milk production and to ensure that the cow gets in-calf again in the next...
- EFFECT OF SOME ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS ON MILK ACETONE LEVEL AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH MILK YIELD AND SOME CONTENTS.
Hana, Sameer S.; Ayied, Asaad Y.; Abdullrada, Ali J. // Basrah Journal of Agricultural Sciences; 2007, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p75
This study was conducted in some private farms at Al-Hartha, Basrah province. Milk samples (384) were collected from 16 cows for six month after calving. The aim was to study the effect of calving season, month after parturition, parity and milking time on milk acetone. Effect of acetone levels...
- New bulls prove OK.
Hana, Sameer S.; Ayied, Asaad Y.; Abdullrada, Ali J. // Farmers Weekly; 6/22/2007, Vol. 146 Issue 25, p45
The author relates the approaches he had taken in his livestock farm in England in assessing the health of newly purchased Hereford bulls. A visual evaluation and a scrotal circumference measurement was conducted to evaluate the fertility of each bull. He states that some cows are demonstrating...
- Fertile Female.
Burt, Alaina // BEEF; Oct2007, Vol. 44 Issue 2, p39
The article provides information on the cow owned by Dennis Nelson about its production of a new calf in the U.S. It is mentioned that the cow with an identification tag number of 134 has given birth to her first calf on May 5, 2005 at just 15 months of age. It adds that at three years and seven...
- HAEMATOLOGICAL STUDIES IN CROSSBRED ANOESTROUS COWS.
Perumal, P.; Das, S.; Mohanty, D. N.; Barik, A. K.; Mishra, P. C.; Pattnaik, J. B. // Indian Journal of Field Veterinarians; 2010, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p7
A study was conducted on haematological studies in crossbred anoestrous cows. Blood samples were collected from 30 crossbred anoestrous cows (Gr-II) and compared with normal cyclic cows at oestrous (Gr-I). The blood parameters such as TWBC ,TRBC,Hb, HCT, ESR,TPLT, MCV ,MCH,MCHC,RDW ,MPVand PDW...
- Keeping fresh legs on the field.
Reynolds, Richard // New Zealand Dairy Exporter; Oct2006, Vol. 82 Issue 3, p122
The article presents tips for dairy farmers on selecting a bull for reproductive purposes. Two-year-old bulls are recommended for mating. One should consider the breed of the bull. Avoid getting a bull that have been sick within the last two months. Keep the bull out of the yards to ensure the...
- Focus farm benefits -- in cash.
Rennie, Richard // New Zealand Dairy Exporter; Jun2010, Vol. 85 Issue 11, p83
The article features the Ma Taua dairy farm in Canterbury, New Zealand (NZ), which was enrolled in a national herd fertility study to assess the benefits of the DairyNZ InCalf programme, initiated by Dairy Australia to improve herd fertility. According to the in-calf gap analyses, the farm's...
- The cow barn: Malpresentations & manipulations.
Thomas, Heather Smith // Countryside & Small Stock Journal; Jul/Aug2007, Vol. 91 Issue 4, p62
The article offers tips and suggestions for calving. According to Jeff Hoffman, a veterinarian in Salmon, Idaho, determining what is wrong, and figuring out how to manipulate the calf is a skill that comes with experience. The many types of abnormal calf position that causes calving difficulty,...
- Heat strategy bears fruit.
Buss, Jessica // Farmers Weekly; 8/29/2003, Vol. 139 Issue 9, p36
Reports on the effect of early veterinarian intervention for cows failing to show signs of heat on calving in Manor Trent Farm in Dorset, England. Decline in the overall conception rates of cows at the farm; Effect of prostaglandin on cows; Factors that cover the extra cost of treatment.
- Easy-calving policy is manager's dream.
Buss, Jessica // Farmers Weekly; 1/31/2003, Vol. 138 Issue 5, p39
Deals with the decision of Fiona Campbell, livestock manager at Oneholmes Farm in Middlesbrough, England, to change the beef breed of the farm for easy calving. Benefits of the easy-calving beef breed; Reasons for selecting the Salers heifer breed; Definition of easy-calving for Campbell.
- Production and Survival of Elk (Cervus elaphus) Calves in Michigan.
Bender, Louis C.; Carlson, Elaine; Schmit, Stephen M.; Haufler, Jonathan B. // American Midland Naturalist; Jul2002, Vol. 148 Issue 1, p163
Focuses on a study which investigated calf production and survival to evaluate the success of the elk management program of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Determination of calf production and recruitment; Details on summer and winter calf survival; Results of the study.
- EFFECT OF GnRH ADMINISTRATION ON FERTILITY IN CROSSBRED DAIRY CATTLE.
Bender, Louis C.; Carlson, Elaine; Schmit, Stephen M.; Haufler, Jonathan B. // Indian Journal of Field Veterinarians; 2011, Vol. 6 Issue 3, p70
The article offers information on the research conducted by the authors related to the impact of GnRH administration on the fertility of dairy cattle. It states that administration of GnRH or its analogue provides necessary stimulus to initiate the estrus cycle by the release of gonadotrophins,...
- Cull plan plays into the hands of badger lobbyists.
Hawkins, Thomas R. // Farmers Weekly; 8/5/2011, Vol. 156 Issue 6, p33
In the article, the author discusses the latest initiative for a badger cull to eliminate bovine tuberculosis (TB) in Great Britain as of early August 2011. He cites several better alternative methods to reduce the badger population, including narcolepsy and dry ice. He suggests the cancellation...
- When will she calve?
THOMAS, HEATHER SMITH // Countryside & Small Stock Journal; Jan/Feb2009, Vol. 93 Issue 1, p92
The article offers information as to when a cow will give birth. It is stated that cows generally give birth about nine months and seven days after conception with an average length of the pregnancy being 283 days. One of the surest ways to predict calving is when a cow lets a person walk up and...
- Making certain of the right score.
Burke, Chris // New Zealand Dairy Exporter; Jun2006, Vol. 81 Issue 11, p85
Presents ways of maintaining the normal body condition score (BCS) at calving for cows and heifers. Method of calculating the feed requirement to add BCS to dry cows; Daily feed requirement of a 550 kilogram Holstein Friesian to add 0.5 BCS in 30 days.
- Tight calving block fits bill.
Macmillan, Shirley // Farmers Weekly; 4/29/2005, Vol. 142 Issue 17, p36
Explores the benefits of keeping suckler cows in a tight block. Definition of block calving according to suckler herd manager John Goodman; Ways for achieving a tight block; Methods used by Goodman for calving.
- Vet checks prove vital for getting cows back in calf.
Macmillan, Shirley // Farmers Weekly; 3/3/2006, Vol. 144 Issue 9, p50
The article discusses the importance of veterinary checking in getting cows back in calf and improve suckler herd performance. Veterinarian Kate Burnby of Livestock1st explained the risk of suffering uterine damage or developing infection among cows that have had an assisted calving, twins or...
- Cloned Replacement Tissues No Longer Science Fiction.
Macmillan, Shirley // Urology Times; Feb2000, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p23
Reports on the successful transfer of human DNA into enucleated bovine oocytes as explained by Advanced Cell Technology president and chief executive officer Michael D. West during the American Society for Reproductive Medicine annual meeting. Culture of small cluster of cells to produce...
- Poorly cow makes stand.
Macmillan, Shirley // Farmers Weekly; 4/14/2006, Vol. 144 Issue 15, p58
The article discusses the author's experience of calving. A cow was diagnosed with suspected nerve damage. He has been measuring soil temperatures which have increased from 4 Celsius to more than 11 Celsius. He also attended a LEAF training day to aid our facilitation of visits for educational...
- COMPARATIVE STUDY OF CERTAIN SERUM BIOCHEMICAL PARAMETERS IN ANOESTRUS AND REPEAT BREEDING COWS OF BHADRAK DISTRICT OF ORISSA.
Das, S.; Mishra, S. K.; Swain, R. K.; Mohanty, D. N.; Mishra, S. R. // Indian Journal of Field Veterinarians; 2012, Vol. 7 Issue 4, p71
Sixty local cows (2 to 7 years old) from four villages of Bhadrak district were selected and divided into three groups of 20 each on the basis of their reproductive status i.e. normal cyclic cows, anoestrus cows and repeat breeding cows. The mean serum calcium and phosphorus levels of anoestrus...
- Setting Standards For Replacement Heifers.
Radke, Amanda // Beef Expert Blog; 6/ 8/2012, p8
The article offers tips for cattle farmers on managing replacement heifers. These tips are from John F. Grimes, Ohio State University Extension beef coordinator. Grimes highlights the importance of maintaining strict reproductive standards on female cows. Producers are advised to determine...
- Reproductive disorders in Crossbreds with special reference to Seasonal Dynamics in Punjab.
Ghuman, S. P. S.; Jagir Singh; Dadarwal, D.; Honparkhe, M.; Dhillon, N. S. // Intas Polivet; Jan-Jun2011, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p5
A record of 186 to 398 calvings in crossbred dairy cattle of Punjab state was utilized to study the incidence of reproductive disorders and the effect of season on various post-calving reproductive parameters. Occurrence of retention of placenta, abortion, dystocia, stillbirth, twin birth and...
- The Value of Genetics.
Anderson, Les // BEEF Exclusive Insight; 1/14/2011, p14
The article discusses the Advanced Master Cattleman program sponsored by the Kentucky Beef Network and the Agriculture Development Board to determine if steers sired by artificial insemination (AI) bulls can perform better in the finishing phase and generate more revenue. The project was started...
- Cost & Conception Rate Hinder Use Of Sex-Sorted Semen.
Laudert, Scott // BEEF Exclusive Insight; 1/14/2011, p22
The article discusses the drawbacks on cost and conception rate by artificial insemination (AI) use of sexed semen. It indicates that beef-producers will have to pay double the cost for sexed semen as compared to non-sex sorted semen from the same bull. It notes a lower conception rate because...
- Strategically use sex-sorted semen.
Laudert, Scott B. // BEEF Exclusive Insight; 2/2/2011, p6
The article advises producers within the beef industry to use sex-sorted semen in a strategical manner to improve conception rates. It cites the disadvantages of artificial insemination (AI) use of sexed semen, including cost. It explains the additional cost for sexed semen, in comparison to...
- AI Efficiency Hinges On Many Factors.
Rutherford, Burt // BEEF Exclusive Insight; 2/3/2011, p2
The article focuses on factors that affect the artificial insemination (AI) of heifers during the breeding season which include weight, age and supplements. It focuses on the statement of George Perry, beef extension specialist at South Dakota State University about the lower number of heifers...
- Seven Tips For Ranching Success.
Stalcup, Larry // BEEF Exclusive Insight; 9/1/2011, p9
The article offers suggestions for rancher owner managers,. The value of investing on herd health plan is explained. It elaborates the importance of monitoring a calf's reproductive performance in terms of weaning rates. Tha article also advises about observing the supply of forage for grazing cows.
- Pregnancy-checking options for beef cattle.
Stalcup, Larry // BEEF Exclusive Insight; 1/7/2011, p13
Several letters to the editor are presented in response to articles in previous issues including "Preg-checking Options" in the November 2010 issue, "National ID -- Round 2," in the October 2010 issue and "Monumental Grab" in the November 2010 issue.
- Comparative analysis of Duroc and Pietrain boar sperm morphology.
Kondracki, Stanislaw; Iwanina, Maria; Wysokinska, Anna; Huszno, Malgorzata // Acta Veterinaria Brno; Jun2012, Vol. 81 Issue 2, p196
The aim of this study was to compare ejaculates of Duroc and Pietrain boars in terms of sperm morphology characteristics. Analysis was performed on 116 ejaculates collected from 6 Duroc boars and 9 Pietrain boars. The boars selected for examination were young and at the beginning of their...
- Breed effects and individual heterosis for pregnancy, calving and weaning rates in Criollo, Guzerat and F1 cows.
Mart�nez Vel�squez, Guillermo; Monta�o Berm�dez, Mois�s; Palacios Fr�nquez, Jos� Antonio // T�cnica Pecuaria en M�xico; may-ago2006, Vol. 44 Issue 2, p143
Reproductive records of beef cows were collected in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003 to estimate direct and maternal genetic effects and to compare estrous (ER), pregnancy (PR), calving (CR) and weaning (WR) rates. Data was collected from Guzerat (G, n=202), Criollo (C, n=126), Criollo x Guzerat (CG,...
- 100% healthy calves in 2006.
Mart�nez Vel�squez, Guillermo; Monta�o Berm�dez, Mois�s; Palacios Fr�nquez, Jos� Antonio // BEEF; Jan2006, Vol. 42 Issue 5, p74
The article discusses several ways in maintaining healthy calves. According to Jim Clement, a North Dakota veterinarian, calf environment is the largest factor for calf diseases. Sandhills Calving System theorize that if every calf has the chance to be born in clean environment, the disease...
- Preg-Checking Options.
Thomas, Heather Smith // BEEF; Nov2010, Vol. 47 Issue 3, p32
The article offers tips on how to check cows for pregnancy in the U.S. It cites and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of the options for testing which cow-calf producers could choose from including palpitation, ultrasound, and blood test. It notes the reasons for pregnancy check which...
- Preg-Checking Your Cows Pays Off.
Radke, Amanda // Beef Expert Blog; 10/23/2012, p1
The author discusses the benefits of using pregnancy-checking (PC) as a management tool for selecting cull cows in a cattle operation. These include the improvement in the sustainability of the beef industry, the increase in cost savings for cow-calf producers, and the maintenance of high...