Holstein Dairy Cows out at grass © Tim Scrivener© Tim Scrivener
Recent research in Ireland has concluded that stocking rate has a minimal impact on fertility rate if nutrition is managed correctly. This, in hand with careful selection, means that increased stocking rates can be achieved without adverse effects on the overall pregnancy rate. Brendan Horan, a researcher from the study, says the implication for the dairy industry is that it can become more productive and environmentally efficient in the future. Stocking rate and grass growth The key is to match […]