Livestock Matters - Autumn 2019

Livestock matters ISSUE 52 AUTUMN 2019 Improving fresh and dry cow care Management changes boost fertility and milk production Tightening the calving block Using heat synchronisation and AI in suckler herds Ensuring rams are fit and fertile Pre-breeding checks to maximise ewe pregnancies Planning ahead to improve efficiency Pre-breeding preparations for block-calving dairy herd A look at some of the key factors affecting breeding performance in herds and flocks Good fertility fundamental for efficiency