Strict induction rules
Routine inductions are not permitted on New Zealand dairy farms.
For circumstances outside a farmer’s control that have a direct impact on reproductive performance (e.g. adverse climatic event, disease outbreak), farmers may apply to their respective dairy company, via their veterinarian, for approval of a short-term dispensation under strict criteria.
With the rule in mind, farmers can make informed decisions around reproduction, culling and herd purchasing, and be vigilant about scanning and pregnancy dates for cows.
If you need further information, please seek advice from your veterinarian.
The DairyNZ InCalf programme can help you achieve improved herd reproductive performance without resort to induction. InCalf does this through identifying the root cause of reproduction issues such as heifer rearing, body condition, bull management. Click here for more information.