Ben CharmleyBen Charmley
Shropshire dairy producers Richard and Ben Charmley have improved their fertility rates since combating trace element deficiencies. They started spring calving six years at Kennels Farm, Whitchurch, and were experiencing issues with iodine, copper and selenium. At the time, their empty rate at 11-12 weeks of breeding was 15-20%, but since bolusing the cows pre-breeding this has been reduced to 6-8% and conception rates at first service are hitting 60%. See also: Growth in spring calving causes trace element deficiencies […]
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