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The Management and Associated Costs of Rearing Heifers on UK Dairy Farms from Weaning to Conception
(Scientific Research Publishing, 2015-07-09)
Dairy heifers only start to produce a return on investment at first calving. The length of the nonproductive rearing period is largely governed by farmer decisions on plane of nutrition and reproduction management. Primary ...
A study of dairy heifer rearing practices from birth to weaning and their associated costs on UK dairy farms
(Scientific Research Publishing, 2015-04-10)
There are many inputs into the dairy replacement herd which impact not only on the cost of rearing heifers from birth to first calving, but also on their future longevity and production potential. This study determined the ...
Analysis of the management and costs associated with rearing pregnant dairy heifers in the UK from conception to calving
(Scientific Research Publishing, 2015-10-16)
Good management of the pregnant heifer is crucial to ensure that she is well grown and healthy and calves down easily before joining the milking herd. This study collected primary data on all aspects of heifer management ...