One Carmarthenshire dairy farm has saved £20,200 a year by ditching heat monitoring equipment. Geraint Thomas started using an AI technician to visually observe heats last year and credits the move with improving artificial insemination timings. As a result he has seen average days to conception fall by 34 days resulting in overall conception rates improvements of 11% across his herd. See also: Genomics helps lift fertility and milk yield of pedigree Holstein herd Mr Thomas, who milks 160 Holstein and […]