For dairy farmers who plan on spring calving, the next few weeks are a crucial time not only
for their herds, but also for their business and profit plans, especially if they are using Artificial Insemination (AI) techniques on-farm.
(ADHIS) recommend farmers ensure they have enough replacements sired by AI bulls from the Good Bulls Guide. This may mean extending their AI program
by a few days before allowing bulls into the paddock to naturally join with their cows.
annual production value of about $271.80 per cow.
70% are AI bred. The extra value of annual production (based on $6.04/kg MS, source Dairy Farm Monitor Project 14/15) if the other 30% of cows
were bred by AI rather than by the herd bull was approximately $25 million.
for our dairy farms,” said Ms Axford.