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  • Improving Cow Fertility

    Research to improve herd reproduction performance, we are studying two heifer traits that could provide early measures of cow fertility.

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    Improving Cow Fertility

    Research to improve herd reproduction performance, we are studying two heifer traits that could provide early measures of cow fertility.

    Research

    2 min read

  • Better Genetics for Cow Longevity

    DairyNZ is partnering in research aimed at developing a new cow survival and longevity trait. This trait will provide greater focus on general robustness and good health, as DairyNZ senior scientist Claire Phyn explains.

    Research

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    Better Genetics for Cow Longevity

    DairyNZ is partnering in research aimed at developing a new cow survival and longevity trait. This trait will provide greater focus on general robustness and good health, as DairyNZ senior scientist Claire Phyn explains.

    Research

    2 min read

  • Heat Stress

    Heat stress can negatively affects dairy cows in many ways. DairyNZ is researching methods of identifying when heat stress might occur to help farmers manage their herds and lessen its impact.

    Research

    6 min read

    Heat Stress

    Heat stress can negatively affects dairy cows in many ways. DairyNZ is researching methods of identifying when heat stress might occur to help farmers manage their herds and lessen its impact.

    Research

    6 min read

  • Impact of Climate Change on Animals

    Read more on how DairyNZ is understanding how predicted changes to climate will affect cow health and welfare.

    Research

    2 min read

    Impact of Climate Change on Animals

    Read more on how DairyNZ is understanding how predicted changes to climate will affect cow health and welfare.

    Research

    2 min read

  • Pillars of a New Dairy System

    The Pillars of a new dairy system is an eight-year DairyNZ-led research programme that aims to provide management and genetic solutions to improve cow health, fertility and longevity.

    Research

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    Pillars of a New Dairy System

    The Pillars of a new dairy system is an eight-year DairyNZ-led research programme that aims to provide management and genetic solutions to improve cow health, fertility and longevity.

    Research

    2 min read

  • Fertility BV Animal Model

    To test the robustness of the current Fertility Breeding Value (BV) and identify new measures of fertility, we generated a unique herd of heifer calves that had a 10-point difference in their Fertility BV (-5% vs +5%).

    Research

    7 min read

    Fertility BV Animal Model

    To test the robustness of the current Fertility Breeding Value (BV) and identify new measures of fertility, we generated a unique herd of heifer calves that had a 10-point difference in their Fertility BV (-5% vs +5%).

    Research

    7 min read

  • New Traits To Improve Genetic Merit For Fertility

    The Fertility Breeding Value (BV) has led to gradual improvements in genetic merit for fertility. Under 'Pillars of New Dairy System', we aim to increase the accuracy of the Fertility BV to accelerate genetic improvement in fertility.

    Research

    2 min read

    New Traits To Improve Genetic Merit For Fertility

    The Fertility Breeding Value (BV) has led to gradual improvements in genetic merit for fertility. Under 'Pillars of New Dairy System', we aim to increase the accuracy of the Fertility BV to accelerate genetic improvement in fertility.

    Research

    2 min read

  • Starch Based Supplements and Reproduction

    A large-scale study determined that starch-based supplements did not provide reproductive benefits relative to fibre-based supplements when cows were fed the same amount of energy.

    Research

    2 min read

    Starch Based Supplements and Reproduction

    A large-scale study determined that starch-based supplements did not provide reproductive benefits relative to fibre-based supplements when cows were fed the same amount of energy.

    Research

    2 min read

  • Pregnancy Losses In The First Week After Breeding

    The average first-service conception rate to insemination is about 54% in NZ herds.

    Research

    3 min read

    Pregnancy Losses In The First Week After Breeding

    The average first-service conception rate to insemination is about 54% in NZ herds.

    Research

    3 min read

  • Endometritis Reduces In Calf Rates

    Endometritis is an infection or inflammation of the uterus that persists beyond the third week after calving.

    Research

    4 min read

    Endometritis Reduces In Calf Rates

    Endometritis is an infection or inflammation of the uterus that persists beyond the third week after calving.

    Research

    4 min read

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