This Research Roundup includes: analysing a nation’s dairy breeding preferences – three farmer types emerge, enhancing bull libido using chemicals found in cow urine, hormone tests in heifers to predict productive longevity, and factors influencing maternal egg quality in dairy cows. Read more….
This Research Roundup includes: computer algorithms and targeted insemination, automated heat detection vs fixed-time AI systems, genetic diversity among Holstein bulls, and progesterone supplementation to improve conception rates. Read more….
For the very first edition of Research Roundup, I happened across two European research papers from the Journal of Dairy Science on the topic of subclinical ketosis. The Raboisson study was completed in August, and the Vanholder in May this year, so they’re both very recent pieces of research. Read more….