Calving: getting results without inducing
Farmers are having more difficulty getting cows back in calf than they were 20 years ago so empty rates have increased. Compact calving is an issue with inductions becoming a standard management technique to help deal with this problem. But there are industry pressures to stop doing this and Anna Paton, a Lincoln postgraduate student, has been looking at how some farmers are achieving good reproductive results without inducing cows.
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