Question of the week...
...What is the difference between Heat detection rate, Conception rate, and pregnancy rate? How do you calculate them?
Pregnancy Rate: A Clear Picture of Herd Performance
Over the years there have many different ways to measure dairy-herd reproductive performance.
Averages can be deceiving, and don't always reflect the performance of the whole herd.
Pregnancy Rate (PR) is a more accurate and useful measurement of total herd reproductive performance. This indicates the percentage of cows in a herd that become pregnant every 21-day period after the voluntary waiting period (VWP).
To calculate the economic benefit of increasing your pregnancy rate, use the "cost of pregnancy calculator"
Training - Drench Hose placement
Drenching fresh cows can be very beneficial to the productivity of a dairy. It can very often be the deciding factor that saves a cow from a fresh cow crash. To get the most benefit and avoid danger, make sure your drench tube is in the right location before you pump. For a diagram of proper hose placement see Drench Hose Placement.
Dale Carnegie - Quote of the week...
“The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.”
Imparting information to people can be a challenging task, but following this simple formula will assist you in your approach and delivery.
- Language easily understood
- Organize thoughts
- Narrow subject to key points