Fertility is a management issue. It’s not just a matter of doing such and such or giving the cows such and such. Good fertility results from processes such as dry period, calving, lactation, heat observation and insemination.
Which is why Fertility is geared to the dairy farmer as a manager. The book encourages you to look at the daily routine on the dairy farm with a manager’s eye, and helps you to improve your processes. It’s a lot easier to get cows in calf, for example, if your pyometra rate is under 10% and your milk fever rate under 7%. And your performance will benefit if you understand why Australia and the USA use different key figures to measure fertility than the UK and Europe.
But successful management in turn depends on carrying out your day-to-day work properly. Fertilityis full of practical information and tips that can be put to use straight away on every dairy farm and covers technical areas such as insemination and calving assistance.
Fertility encourages you to think and act two pregnancies ahead.