Morning rise and time, today was down today to a client in County Kerry. When we arrived on the farm, we could hear the birds signing and nothing else. The cows were on a paddock and I knew we were in trouble. I called the client who was still in bed. He informed me that he had got his days mixed up and was very embarrassed when he met me. However, the cows were on a bare paddock for the night and he ran in to get some of the buffer feed he had prepared. We scanned over 90 cows for him in an hour while the cows were happily eating their breakfast. These were well managed cows with excellent BCS considering this herd has a genetic potential of 10,000 litres. However, the scan did reveal that although most cows were fit, heat detection rate was poor. It was now time to bring in the stock bull. The client would be too busy with other chores on the farm to devote time to take reproductive management of the herd.
Dr.Dan @ www.cows365.com