Driving Profitability in your dairy
Quicker pregnancies are essential to keep milk flowing and the next generation of herd replacements growing.
A 9% difference in pregnancy rate added up to a $143/cow/year difference in net farm income between the top one-third of herds and the bottom one-third of herds, 1,* according to a study by Zoetis and Compeer Financial that analyzed 11 years of herd data from 489 year-end financial and production-record summaries. Here is Dr. of Veterinary Medicine Mike Lormore.
Optimizing pregnancy rate is not only about making sure cows efficiently move through the stages of production, but also about ensuring cows spend less time in late lactation when milk production is lower. Your goal should be to have cows spend more time at the front end of the lactation curve, ultimately driving profitability.