KiwiX DNA for 365 cows [F8-F16]; Holstein Friesian Daughter Proven for 280 cows [F0-F7] then follow with Jersey bulls. Heifers start mating 10 days early, Syncro + Ai the natural mate for 9 weeks. 10 weeks mating for milking herd. Expect to rear 150 heifers.
|Herd details - October 2016|
|Breeding Worth (rel%) / Production Worth (rel%)||99/46 / 128/66|
|Average weight / cow (Dec) - (30) - Herd monitored walk over weighing||488 kg [Dec 2016]|
|Calving start date||Heifers 18 July, Herd 1 August 2016|
|Mid calving date||12 August 2016 [15 days]|
|Mating start date||25 October 2016 (heifers 10 days earlier)|
|Empty rate (nil induction policy) after 10 weeks mating||14% 2015-2016 [6 weeks in-calf rate 69%]|
The decrease in 3 week in calf rate is thought to be at least partially influenced by IBR in the first calvers at the beginning of mating.
Click here to view the Fertility Focus Report - February 2017