The next three weeks are key to reducing the number of empty cows at year end.
The must use beef bulls to get your cows in-calf and tighten your calving pattern
Huge choice of Beef Sires for use on the Dairy Herd. Panels tailored to farmer specific goals.
If using sweeper bulls ensure they are easy calving as they are going on the late calvers. Difficult calving results in reduced production and reduced fertility in cows and especially heifers.
Short Gestation & High Fertility Sires
Taking 10 days off the pregnancy adding 20kg of milk solids
Tighten the calving pattern 2018 - Avoid late calvers
Maximise your investment in AI with a breeding plan and better heat detection. Our new Breeding & Heat Detection Made Easy booklet offers practical advice on all aspects of breeding from getting the most from heat detection aids to vasectomised bulls and how to synchronise cows and heifers as well as planning your breeding season.
John P Galvin milks 80 cows in a compact spring calving herd in Lispole, Co Kerry overlooking the Dingle peninsula. His land goes right down to the Atlantic Ocean and annually receives between 1600-1700 mm of rainfall. In 2016 John sold 477 Kgs of milk solids to the Kerry Group for each cow in the herd @ 4.22% Fat and 3.62% Protein. This output per cow combined with the high percentages resulting in a high milk price helped John greatly in the difficult year that 2016 was. John featured in the recent top 200 herds in Ireland ranking 149 with a herd €BI of 129, it is a well-balanced herd between milk 44, fertility 51 and calving 33..........
This panel is for herdowners looking for a herd of profitable, low to medium input cows, with an output of 500Kgs of milk solids sold per cow from 500-700Kg of concentrates stocked at 2.5 Lu/Ha while maximising the A + B – C (Prod SI) payment system.