Scan­ning cows

Irish Examiner - Farming - - DAIRY SECTOR -

The breed­ing sea­son should be over for your herd, if you are aim­ing for com­pact spring calv­ing. Book a scan­ner to scan your herd be­tween five and seven weeks af­ter the mat­ing end date. Iden­ti­fy­ing empty cows will give you the op­tion of re­mov­ing them from the milk­ing herd. This will re­duce de­mand for grass (as­sist­ing with buildup of cov­ers) and gen­er­ate cash (once sold).

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