Basic Dairy Cattle Biology

E b r eeding 90 to 95 of c ows a r e br ed a r tific

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Unformatted text preview: lk pr oduc tion. e) B r eeding: 90 to 95% of c ows a r e br ed a r tific ia lly, this a voids the ha z a r ds of bull r ea r ing a nd tr a nsmission of vener ea l disea se, a s well a s ha ving a c c ess the best bulls in the c ountr y. The r ema ining 5- 10% a r e usua lly c ows who fa il to ‘ settle’ fr om a r tific ia l insemina tion (AI) a nd wind up seeing a bull. Some her ds a lso use bulls on heifer s r a ther tha n tr y a nd detec t hea t. a nima lsc ie nc e 2.uc da vis.e du/a ns1/ha ndouts/da ir y_c a ttle .html 1/3 10/12/13 Ba sic Da ir y Ca ttle Biology C . B a s i c H u s b a n dr y a n d M a n a g e me n t a ) Ca lf Ma na gement: Ca lves a r e r emoved fr om the c ow immedia tely a t bir th, a fter getting some c olostr um (c ould be ha nd fed). Ca lves a r e then r ea r ed on milk r epla c er a t a ppr ox 8% of body weight, f...
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