Citations with the tag: COWS -- Reproduction
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- Better fertility and health from cross breeding.
Balsom, Aly // Farmers Weekly; 4/2/2010, Vol. 152 Issue 13, p50
The article reveals that Oxfordshire, England farmer David Christensen has found that cross breeding in Swedish Red cows can maintain yields and health while improving fertility.
- Calf season in Idaho.
Thomas, Heather Smith // Country Journal; Jan/Feb99, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p8
Describes the life in Idaho during the calf season which falls from January until March. Number of calves born during the first three weeks of January; Signs that a cow is going into labor; Information on giving birth to a cow.
- 2 ways to value replacements.
Thomas, Heather Smith // Michigan Farmer (0026-2153); Mar2012, Vol. 316 Issue 3, pBP7
The article discusses various factors that support heifer values for cow herd replacements in the U.S. and mentions that it includes pullback in grain prices.
- Problem heifers turn into problem cows.
McDonald, Steve // Kansas Farmer (0022-8583); Aug2012, pBP5
The article offers suggestions for handling heifers with a history of reproductive problem to avoid perpetuating a problem requiring caesarian section (c-section) surgery to relieve a cow from calves that are too large.
- Reproductive traits should top your priority list.
McDonald, Steve // Farmer-Stockman; Feb2011, Vol. 101 Issue 2, pBP10
The article lists several reproductive traits to be considered in beef cow operation including yield grade, weaning weight, and yearling weight.
- Streptococcus pluranimalium in ovine reproductive material.
Foster, G.; Hunter, L. // Veterinary Record: Journal of the British Veterinary Association; 2/20/2010, Vol. 166 Issue 8, p246
The article reports on the identification of the organism Streptococcus pluranimalium, which is said to be associate with the bovine reproduction disease in Scotland.
- Keep beef cows cooled down in summer, too.
HARPSTER, HAROLD // Prairie Farmer; Aug2011, p54
The article offers tips on how to keep cows comfortable and cool during the summer season in order to increase their conception rates as much as 30 percent.
- Are Cull Cows A Profit Center Or Economic Drain?
Gessner, Heather; Rusche, Warren // Beef Expert Blog; 1/13/2014, p2
The article indicates that open cows in the herd have a negative impact on profit as they are consuming expensive inputs without contributing back to the operation, a reason for need for pregnancy-checking of the herd to identify open cows a as early in the season as possible.
- Pregnancy check tunes up cow herd.
Gordon, Kindra // Nebraska Farmer; Feb2012, Vol. 154 Issue 2, p90
The article focuses on the significance of checking cows and heifers for pregnancy to help breeders identify problems in the cow herd in the U.S.
- Cow preg checks make more than cents.
HARPSTER, HAROLD // Prairie Farmer; Nov2013, Vol. 185 Issue 11, p98
The article discusses several ways to conduct pregnancy checking on cows, including palpation, ultrasound, and blood test.
- Conserve capital by rigorous culling.
Fears, Robert // Western Farmer-Stockman; Jan2011, Vol. 134 Issue 1, pBP8
The article offers information on the need for a farmer to determine if the cow is the problem before culling a nonproducing cow.
- Pregnancy good news.
Fears, Robert // Farmers Weekly; 9/24/2010, Vol. 153 Issue 12, p48
The article focuses on the pregnancy diagnosis of the herds at Bisterne Estate in Hampshire, England.
- What is the best way to raise conception rates?
Owen, Wendy // Farmers Weekly; 3/1/2002, Vol. 136 Issue 9, p38
Focuses on the ways of raising the conception rates of dairy cows discussed at a Milk Development Council seminar in Penrith, Cumbria, England. Description of blanket use; Factors influencing calving rates; Testing of the use of milk progesterone.
- Problem heifers turn into problem cows.
McDonald, Steve // Prairie Farmer; Aug2012, Vol. 184 Issue 8, Special section p5
The article focuses on the problems associated with performing a cesarean section (C-section) among cows.
- Replacement-animal selection should advance herd genetics.
Fears, Robert // Prairie Farmer; Feb2011, pBP10
The article provides tips for the cattle industry on the proper replacement-animal selection to advance herd genetics including the evaluation of conformation potential of heifers and the production records of the animal's parents.
- Pregnancy issue must be addressed.
Teague, Bill // New Zealand Dairy Exporter; Feb2006, Vol. 81 Issue 7, p66
Discusses issues concerning the reproductive problems of cows in New Zealand in 2006. Lack of information on reproductive problems; Web site that provides facts on the reproduction of cows; Types of abortions that occur on cows.
- Health Politics.
Lake, Rhody // Alive: Canada's Natural Health & Wellness Magazine; Oct2002, Issue 240, p124
Reports on the collaboration of the government with biotech company Mosanto for the promotion of genetically engineered bovine growth hormone (rBST) for cows in Canada. Effects of rBST on the cow's lactation; Health risks associated with rBST use; Impact of rBST on dairy farming.
- Variance component estimation on female fertility traits in beef cattle.
Rust, T.; Groeneveld, E. // South African Journal of Animal Science; 2001, Vol. 31 Issue 3/4, p131
Defines breeding objectives for Southern African beef cattle farmers and reviews different means of expressing genetic reproductive merit. Objective of a breeding program; Schematic representation of the reproductive cycle of cows; Summary of literature estimates of heritabilities and...
- Conserve capital by rigorous culling.
FEARS, ROBERT // Michigan Farmer (0026-2153); Jan2011, pBP8
The article focuses on the need of farmers to conserve nonproducing cows through rigorous culling in order to save capital investment for production, thus producing more profits.
- Most valuable bulls sire the most calves.
NEWPORT, ALAN // Carolina Virginia Farmer; Feb2013, Vol. 31 Issue 2, pBP8
The article focuses on a study which reveals that heifers which are sired by more bulls and bulls with larger scrotal circumference are more reproductive and produces more cows.
- Deal with acidosis, a real dairy 'devil'.
CARSON, VICKY // Carolina Virginia Farmer; Jan2013, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p22
The article offers information on ruminal acidosis that leads to poor performance, poor health and poor reproduction of dairy cows and cattle.
- Conserve capital by rigorous culling.
Fears, Robert // Wisconsin Agriculturist; Jan2011, Vol. 242 Issue 1, pBP8
The article discusses the importance of rigorous culling of cows in the U.S. It states that it is necessary for moving the herd of high-fertility cows into an 80-day breeding period and identify low-fertility cows to be sold to decrease the capital expense. It notes that when cows are being...
- Solving The "Open-Cow" Dilemma Requires Reproduction & Fertility Management.
Teichert, Burke // Beef Expert Blog; 4/ 1/2013, p6
The author reflects on the implications of reproduction and fertility management on the problem of the "Open Cow" dilemma. As an older commercial rancher who observes what happens on the land and in the pasture, he offers his random thoughts on the issue. He tries to differentiate between...
- Avoiding a nightmare coming true.
Burke, Chris // New Zealand Dairy Exporter; Dec2005, Vol. 81 Issue 5, p25
The article discusses the use of pregnancy diagnosis for calves in New Zealand. Pregnancy diagnosis can help farmers to determine non-pregnant calves that are not cycling, those that are cycling but return heats are being missed, and those that are losing or have lost their pregnancies. The...
- Conserve capital by rigorous culling.
Fears, Robert // Kansas Farmer (0022-8583); Jan2011, Vol. 149 Issue 1, pBP8
The article offers tips on conserving capital investment by culling cow that does not produce calves.
- Get late-calving cows cycling sooner.
Fears, Robert // Dakota Farmer; May2012, p44
Then article presents information on rebreeding of late-calving cows in the U.S. and highlights that removing calves to reduce suckling, progestin treatment of cows prior to the breeding season, and early weaning can help in rebreeding of late-calving cows. INSET: Key Points.
- Drylot herd advantages.
Fears, Robert // Michigan Farmer (0026-2153); Mar2012, Vol. 316 Issue 3, p45
The article discusses the advantages of a confined cow-calf operation which include easier reproductive management, lower calf losses and increased marketing flexibility.
- Don't scrimp on nutrition for top suckler fertility.
Balsom, Aly // Farmers Weekly; 8/20/2010, Vol. 153 Issue 7, p33
The article discusses the status of autumn-calving suckler herds in Great Britain in 2010. It cites that herds may experience fertility rewards if they take advantage of the season's more ideal cow conditions. It mentions that in some areas, autumn calves may still face the usual problem of cows...
- Beef Notes.
Balsom, Aly // Kansas Farmer (0022-8583); Jun2013, Vol. 151 Issue 6, p55
The article offers world news briefs on the beef industry in 2013 including the significance of body condition in lactating and gestational cows for successful reproduction, the removal of calf from herd to boost breeding, and the soft demand for beef production.
- Research finds way to remove faulty sperm from AI process.
Balsom, Aly // Missouri Ruralist; Jun2012, Vol. 152 Issue 6, p30
The article presents a study, conducted by University of Missouri reproductive scientist Peter Sutovsky, which found the ability of cows and heifers to attain normal conception or pregnancy rates with semen that contains a much lower concentration of sperm.
- Detecting heats is vital.
Burke, Chris // New Zealand Dairy Exporter; Oct2007, Vol. 83 Issue 3, p158
The article reports that, for farmers to have any chance of achieving the industry target of 78 percent of their cows in-calf by six weeks mating, cows must have detectable heats. The notion that behavioral estrus is sensitive to stress is supported by some local science. Cycling cows will stop...
- Some cows' infertility linked to Y chromosome.
Avant, Sandra // High Plains Journal; 5/12/2014, Vol. 132 Issue 19, p22B
The article presents results of the study of the U.S. Department of Agriculture on the rationale behind the failure of some cows to get pregnant.
- Defining the near-perfect cow.
COOKE, R. P. // Missouri Ruralist; May2014, Vol. 154 Issue 5, pBP5
In this article, the author describes a Tennessee-based perfect cow, which stays on poor quality forage and raises a slick good calf that weighs 60 percent of her mid-summer weight and also mentions that she takes less than 60 minutes in nursing.
- MAJOR BOOST FOR SUCKLER SECTOR.
COOKE, R. P. // Irish Farmers Monthly; Apr2010, p14
The article reports on Dawn Meats Group's development of a once-bred heifer production system in collaboration with the farmers, which will be monitored by the Save Our Sucklers (SOS) Club.
- Effect of PGF2 alpha on Oestrus and Fertility rate in repeat breeder cows treated with Norgestomet-Oestradiol.
Selvaraju, M.; Veerapandian, C. // Veterinary World; Oct2010, Vol. 3 Issue 10, p466
A total of 48 repeat breeder cows were equally divided in to two treatment groups as NOR and NOR-PG and were treated with norgestomet ear implants on day 10 following natural oestrus and a control group. At the time of ear implant insertion, 2 ml of SMB injection was administered intramuscularly...
- Mineral management key to keeping cattle healthy.
Wallheimer, Brian // Western Farm Press Exclusive Insight; 12/23/2011, p2
The article offers author's views on beef producers' intake of minerals as part of an overall feeding plan. According to him minerals are becoming an important issue as feed options have changed. He states that if minerals including zinc, copper and manganese, are out of balance, a cow can have...
- EFFICACY OF THE PRESYNCH-OVSYNCH PROGRAM ON SOME REPRODUCTIVE PARAMETERS IN POSTPARTUM DAIRY COWS.
Akoz, M.; Aydini, I.; Ali Dinc, D. // Acta Veterinaria; 2008, Vol. 58 Issue 5/6, p477
In this study, the aim was to evaluate the presynch-ovsynch protocol on the intervals from calving to first insemination, calving to pregnancy, calving to calving in postpartum lactating cows. Lactating Holstein cows (n=104, 3-5 years old, 450-500 kg BW, 27Â±3 kg/day average milk yield) were...
- 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...
- Effect of climatic conditions on reproductive performance of grazing heifers and lactating cows in the azores, a warm temperate region.
Sieuve-de-Menezes, S.; Chaveiro, A.; Da Silva, F. Moreira // Theriogenology Insight; Dec2011, Vol. 1 Issue 2, p89
The primary aim of this study was to evaluate if climatic conditions affect reproductive performance of heifers and cows in the Azores. Conception data from 234 dairy herds in Azores, involving 12827 artificial inseminations in Holstein-Friesian cows from 1st January to 31st December 2008 were...
- BIOSTIMULIATORIAUS â€žLAKTOSOL-Kâ€œ Ä®TAKA KARVIÅ² PIENO SUDÄ–ÄŒIAI IR REPRODUKCINÄ–MS SAVYBÄ–MS.
Ivanovaitė, Viktorija; Makarevič, Denis; Krištaponis, Vaidas; Tamašauskas, Petras; Žilaitis, Vytuolis // Veterinarija ir Zootechnika; 2012, Vol. 59 Issue 81, p21
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of biostimulant â€žLaktosol-Kâ€œ on milk yield, milk composition and reproductive performance of dairy cows. The experiment was carried out in March-June in 3 dairy farms of Lithuania. 68 cows with 5000-6000 kg milk yield in their third...
- Be hay-smart.
Hilton, W. Mark // BEEF; Dec2011, Vol. 48 Issue 4, p8
The author discusses the ways to offer quality nutrition to a pregnant cow at a low price. He suggests that the first step is to frequently maximize grazing because grass is probably one of the most economical options. He recommends to research by-product feeds near to the farm and low- to...
- Winter nutrition/health.
Hilton, W. Mark // BEEF; Sep2010, Vol. 46 Issue 13, p12
In this article, the author discusses the importance of formulating a nutritional plan for winter with the help of the herd-health veterinarian or beef nutritionist. He highlights the impact of the nutritional status of the cows on the ability to reproduce which indirectly affects the profit. He...
- Here's how to make cows more reproductive.
Hilton, W. Mark // Carolina Virginia Farmer; Feb2013, Vol. 31 Issue 2, pBP5
The article offers information regarding the enhancement of reproductivity in cow breeds in the U.S. It states that incorporating improper technique during artificial insemination increases embryonic mortality in cows. It further informs that cows that breed early and calve early are more...
- Abortion by Cow Meds.
Thompson, Jihan // Marie Claire (US); Aug2009, Vol. 16 Issue 8, p81
The article focuses on the emerging trend among girls below 18 in the U.S., who use cow pills to terminate their pregnancy. As cited, many young girls are popping medicines, that are given to cows to abort calves or regulate breeding cycles, in order to avoid seeking permission from their...
- Herd Health News.
Thompson, Jihan // Farmer; May2012, Vol. 130 Issue 5, pBP16
The article offers health news briefs which relates to livestock as of May 2012 on topics including duration of storage of frozen colostrums, recognition of genetic factors responsible for infertility in cows and benefits of ionophore additive in cattle feeds.
- Give minerals another look.
GORDON, KINDRA // Farmer; Dec2010, Vol. 128 Issue 12, p80
The article focuses on the investment of cattleman Mark Williams on minerals for most of his cow-calf operations in Loomis, Nebraska. It notes that the relevance of these minerals for the rebreeding and reproduction of cows. Williams suggests cattlemen to know the minerals that they are using....
- Preg-Check Your Cows, Please!
Anderson, Les // Beef Expert Blog; 10/20/2012, p6
The author discusses the benefits that cow producers can get from performing pregnancy-checking in their cows. Pregnancy testing enables producers to determine "open" or non-pregnant cows. In addition, they will have the chance to estimate when cows will be calving based on the age of the fetus...
- Solving The "Open-Cow" Dilemna Requires Reproduction & Fertility Managment.
Teichert, Burke // Beef Expert Blog; 3/29/2013, p1
The article discusses reproduction and fertility management in solving open cow problem. Factors affecting reproduction include pregnancy rate, embryonic death loss and weaned calf-crop percentage. It is stated that a good cow must have the ability to conceive early, able to give birth...
- Well-conditioned cows will rebreed sooner.
Sterry, Ryan // Southeast Farm Press Exclusive Insight; 4/ 9/2013, p9
The article explains the significance of the condition of cows to their fertility and the next calf crop as the total body energy reserves of the cow play a major role in reproductive efficiency. Cows with higher body condition scores at calving are revealed to begin their first heat earlier...
- Must Reads.
Sterry, Ryan // BEEF; Apr2013, Vol. 49 Issue 8, p8
An introduction is presented in which the editor discusses various articles within the issue on topics including cow diseases, the U.S. beef industry and reproduction in cows.