In mountain dairy farms, transporting cows waking or by truck can affect cow performance, blood metabolites, and milk quality and coagulation traits.
Common health disorders such as metabolic diseases and clinical mastitis in the first stage of first lactation, affected the productive life of dairy cows.
Given the partial preference of cows for an outdoor pack, this should be considered when designing dairy farming systems where grass is not accessible.
Dairy farmers decide to cull cows for low production or disease so the decision of when and how each cow should be discarded becomes particularly important.
When calves are administered high amounts of milk replacer, the regimen should be paired with a gradual weaning process for better growth and development.
Postpartum administration of acetylsalicylic acid can improve milk production in lactating cows during the first 60 DIM compared with untreated cows.
Gestation loss was more common in primiparous and multiparous than in heifers and first AI was related to higher loss rates than second or subsequent AI.
The milk fatty acid profile offers an easy and fast method of estimating enteric methane emissions and different dairy products can be used…
Loader shovel compaction of trench grass silo achieves higher silage density than tractor compaction without differences in chemical composition.
Pasture-based automated milking systems can achieve similar levels of productivity and profitability than pasture-based conventional milking systems…