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giving birth to a calf

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Since retention of fetal membranes is associated with calving, therefore seasonal calving pattern in buffaloes may be responsible for higher occurrence of retained placenta in rainy and winter season.
Doug Gray said he accepted that this may not be sufficient incentive for many dairymen to switch their calving pattern, given the extra costs and hassle involved, not to mention the need to continually account for annual slippage where calving indices average over 365 days.
The herd calves all the year round but Merfyn is moving to a block calving pattern: within 18 months he will have spring and autumn blocks.
"The 80-day period from calving to conception is crucial to maintaining a tight annual calving pattern."
There are several ways to do this, depending on factors including calving pattern, breeding policies, herd size and the level of disease.
Pure bred Stabiliser heifers are bulled at 15 months to calve at two years old and the Geldards are experiencing lower feed costs and management benefits with good temperament as well as fertility improvements and a tighter calving pattern.
And a farm walk at the home of company chairman David Thomas underlined the fact that breeding efficiencies are vital to achieve the right calving pattern.
"We grow three hectares of kale for grazing towards the end of the summer when grass stocks can run a bit short," said Paul, adding that maintaining dry matter intakes throughout the year is vital because the herd's calving pattern is spread in order to produce a level supply of milk.
"Labour is at a premium, and maintaining a tight calving pattern is another way of improving our efficiency," Rod says.
"The move to a spring calving pattern has developed over the years, probably due to the ease of management and reduced disease risk of calving outdoors."
Look at your current calving pattern, is this the right one?
At the same time, the calving pattern has flattened away from seasonal peaks as some producers shift from autumn to spring or all year round calving.