n The Dairy Mail - Survival of the fittest (breed) : production

Volume 23, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 1561-4301


"Many dairy herds in South Africa suffer financially because of poor cow survival. Longevity in dairy herds has, next to milk production, the highest impact on herd profitability. In most cases, the reason for low cow survival is poor fertility, resulting in many cows being culled early in their lives, not fulfilling their lifetime performance potential."

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