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Spotting cows in heat is a perennial challenge facing dairy farmers. Increasing cow performance means issues are often seen with both the proportion of cows cycling normally and the level of behavioural expression shown by cows. Westpoint vet Tonia Simms, RCVS advanced practitioner in bovine reproduction, reviews five common methods used to detect oestrus and provides a refresher on how to get the best from each. See also: Pick the right heat detection system for your farm 1. Visual observation Despite […]