Vet holding newborn calf© Kathy Horniblow
The Irish advisory body Teagasc points to an uplift in profit for every percentage point increase in the six-week calving rate. Cows that calve in the first six weeks will also get back in-calf quicker than those that calve in the second six weeks, it says. While genetics play a role in fertility, it is year-round herd management practices that have the biggest impact. See also: Autumn or spring block calving – which is best? Moana Puha, Livestock Improvement (LIC) Pasture to Profit consultant, […]