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Jan Hulsen

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This guide Fertility examines all elements concerning a proper approach to fertility in your business

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  • Getting cows into calf may seem easy enough but fertility is a problem for many farming businesses. Important issues include nutrition and the health of the cows with respect to calving and the first month of lactation. Properly dealing with these two issues forms the most important challenge in breeding for virtually every dairy farm.
  • Getting cows into calf, usually through insemination, is a meticulous job that requires commitment, due care and professional skill. Fortunately, professional skill can be trained.
  • Professional skill, care, commitment and motivation are encouraged by direct, visible results. This guide Fertility examines all elements concerning a proper approach to fertility in your business.

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Author Jan Hulsen
Availability In Print
Dimensions 23.8 x 19cm (W x H)
Extent 44 pages
ISBN 978-90-8740-026-2
Publication date 2008
Book Type Softcover


A calf every year

Cleansing and coming into heat

  • Nutrition
  • Success factors during transition
  • Introducing heifers
  • Organising calving
  • Calving assistance
  • The newly calved cow
  • The afterbirth
  • Housing and management
  • Monitoring the reproductive tract

Heat observation

  • Success factors during heat observation
  • Using aids
  • Heat signals
  • Oestrus cycle and cycle signals
  • Time of insemination
  • Heifers
  • Insemination technique
  • Standard procedures
  • Insemination and organisation

Getting and staying in calf

  • Many embryos are lost
  • Less stress, less embryo loss
  • Nutrition
  • Pregnancy diagnosis
  • Not in calf: now what?
  • Learning more about the pregnancy
  • Embryo transfer and OPU
  • The bull
  • Abortion

Targets, performance indicators, process management

  • Management
  • Process management
  • Key figures and breeding
  • How cattle farmers in other countries do it
  • Inducing heat and hormone programmes
  • Economics
  • UNOs


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