Fertility

Fertility project launched for Welsh beef herds

Fertility project launched for Welsh beef herds

A major industry project is looking to boost both the profitability and environmental credentials of beef farms in Wales by...

April 24, 2022

Report shows progress in key parameters and maps targets for dairy herds

Report shows progress in key parameters and maps targets for dairy herds

Fertility and herd health traits continue to improve in UK dairy herds, according to the latest Key Performance Indicator report...

March 6, 2022

Sexed straws account for 80% of AI company’s dairy semen sales

Sexed straws account for 80% of AI company’s dairy semen sales

Sexed straws now account for 80% of AI Services (Northern Ireland) Ltd’s dairy semen sales. The company’s breeding services manager,...

February 21, 2022

How to boost your herd’s fertility this breeding season

How to boost your herd’s fertility this breeding season

At this stage, farmers will be putting a plan in place for the upcoming breeding season in order to achieve...

April 27, 2020

Fodder woes could lead to higher resorption rates

Fodder woes could lead to higher resorption rates

The tough fodder conditions facing many Irish farmers are expected to lead to an increase in abortions in livestock this...

April 11, 2018

5 things to check on your ram before breeding season

5 things to check on your ram before breeding season

Before sending a ram out for the breeding season, he must be given a check-up to make sure he is in full working...

August 7, 2016

Dairy farmers – advice for 2016: ‘Keep it simple stupid’

Dairy farmers – advice for 2016: ‘Keep it simple stupid’

Irish dairy farmers must strive to improve grassland output and utilisation in 2016, according to Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC) advisor...

January 26, 2016

‘Overfeeding young bulls can reduce their breeding potential’

‘Overfeeding young bulls can reduce their breeding potential’

Some pedigree cattle breeders are overfeeding young bulls to the detriment of the animals’ subsequent fertility, according to Galway veterinarian...

September 16, 2015

Do ‘recycled’ empty cows have a role?

Do ‘recycled’ empty cows have a role?

Increasing the number of dairy cows is expensive and can be a significant drain on cash in a fledgling dairy...

December 4, 2014

90% of herd fertility is good management

90% of herd fertility is good management

Around 90% of herd fertility is management related and less than 10% heritability in breeding fertility from one generation of...

November 18, 2014

Scientists discover one cause of loss of calves through pregnancy

Scientists discover one cause of loss of calves through pregnancy

Scientists in New Zealand have discovered a genetic variation which is one of the causes of dairy cows being empty...

June 30, 2014

Soil and cow fertility key driver for profit

Soil and cow fertility key driver for profit

The Teagasc/GIIL monitor farms in 2013 underlined the importance of fertility both in terms of the cows and the soil. Agriland...

March 5, 2014