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DairyNZ has redeveloped and updated a reproduction knowledge course known as the InCalf training programme.
InCalf promotes a ‘continuous improvement process’, challenging farmers with their advisers to take a systematic approach towards a sustainable improvement in reproductive performance.
For Wilfred van Beek, getting the basics right in a simple grass-fed system has led to successful herd reproduction and repeatability.
Handheld digital or optical Brix refractometers offer a low cost, practical way to assess colostrum quality onfarm, and can help encourage famers to seek advice if colostrum is inadequate.
Getting cows in calf well takes a year-round approach. The results achieved in the mating period are impacted by many factors earlier in the season or even in seasons gone by.