n The Dairy Mail - The heat is off : production - vet column

Volume 22, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 1561-4301


Getting cows pregnant forms the basis of any dairying operation. No pregnancies means no milk, so this really is the starting point for profitability. Reproduction and genetics attract significant investments in time and money, whether by artificial insemination or natural service. Therefore, producers should do everything possible to ensure the effort is worthwhile. The environment is an overwhelming factor influencing conception potential, with heat stress being one of the most obvious culprits.

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