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Rearing spring born Friesian dairy heifers

Rearing spring born Friesian dairy heifers

to calve at two and a half years.

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Published by Great Britain. Ministryof Agriculture, Fisheries and Food in Alnwick .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Dairy cattle.

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesBooklet -- 2422
    ContributionsGreat Britain. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination22p. ;
    Number of Pages22
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19087699M

    Age at first calving (AFC) affects the profitability of dairy enterprises. This study examined the relationships between AFC and subsequent fertility, milk production and survival up to third calving in UK Holstein-Friesian heifers; Study 1 comprised consecutively born heifers from the same herd (AFC ± 8 days) and Study 2 contained heifers born on 17 farms (AFC ± 6 days).Cited by: Well grown heifers. Have improved milk production Heifers reaching target liveweight will produce kgMS more in their first lactation than if they are 10% below target liveweight. Have greater lifetime productivity Heifers reaching target liveweight will have 5% better 6wk in .

    The Management and Associated Costs of but % of heifers born on UK dairy farms die or are culled between 28 days and the s tart of breeding [1] [2]. cost of rearing dairy heifers from. “Working with Dairy Cattle’’ is designed for youth interested in developing a dairy cattle project. It was created to help young people build skills in selecting, raising, and managing a dairy heifer from a calf to a milking cow. For more information contact: Holstein Foundation PO Box Brattleboro, VT Telephone: File Size: 1MB.

    The objective was to compare production and carcass traits for Holstein–Friesian (HF), Norwegian Red×Holstein–Friesian (NR) and Jersey×Holstein–Friesian (JE) male cattle. A total of spring-born male calves were reared to slaughter in a 3 breed types (HF, NR and JE)×two genders (bulls and steers)×2 slaughter weights (Light, kg Cited by: 9. Add to Favorites. The Livestock Book by W. R. Thompson and John McKinney, , was intended as an introductory/overview of the potential of raising livestock as a career. Its sections on pasture, beef, dairy, sheep, and hogs were written by those who were considered to be among the foremost authorities in each area at that time. The sections on pasture and beef offer the following tips for.


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The costs associated with replacement heifer rearing included in Table 2 are based on the costs of rearing replacement heifer on 1, dairy farms for spring born heifers derived from the Profit Monitor database.

Table 1. Target weights for pure bred and crossbred Replacement Heifers at different stages during the 24 month rearing period.

Dairy Heifer Rearing Programme Published on Jan 8, Dairy heifer calves, as the milking cows of the future, are a priority group of animals on Rearing spring born Friesian dairy heifers book farm. An Excel spreadsheet model was developed to determine the time it took for heifers to repay the rearing cost.

The mean±SD ages at weaning, conception and calving were 62±13, ±60 and ±60 days. The mean total cost of rearing was £±/heifer with a mean daily cost of Cited by: Currently 57% of calves born are bred from dairy breed sires (Holstein-Friesian), 30% from early-maturing breed sires (Angus and Hereford) and the remainder from continental breed sires and other breeds (Figure 1).

The profile of calves born to dairy breed sires has increased in recent years due to dairy herd expansion. The cost of rearing dairy heifers • Rearing heifers accounts for approximately 20% of a dairy system’s production costs after feed • The direct and indirect cost of heifer rearing can be difficult to quantify due to the time lag between input costs occurring and production outputs.

•, Introduction. Heifer rearing myths Published 5 April It's a commonly held belief that heifers which calve too young will not stand up to the rigours of milk production in the dairy herd.

But their age really isn't the question, according to independent nutritionist, Pete Kelly. achieved under normal commercial dairy farm conditions if you have a well planned heifer management program. There is a range of target weights for each age group, depending on farmers’ goals.

There is a large amount of variation within herds and among farms. For Holstein–Friesian x Jersey heifers assume that the live weight targets are.

The majority of dairy cattle in Mississippi are either Holstein or Jersey; the charts below illustrate optimal growth rates for these breeds.

Information on other breeds can be obtained from the Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences at Mississippi State University. Heifer Rearing Cost Calculator Published 5 July The replacement heifers on the farm today are tomorrows milking herd, an investment in the future of your business. As with all investments, there are significant cash costs associated with rearing dairy heifers, the third highest cost in producing a.

incurred on the contract rearer’s farm for a February born heifer. It excludes the costs incurred prior to the arrival on the contract rearer’s farm (at three months of age) and those incurred after the heifers return home to the dairy farmer’s own herd (at 22 months of age).

Table 2. Costs associated with rearing replacement heifers to. Systems for spring born calves. 15 and 19 Holstein-Friesian bulls; 21 and 24 month Holstein-Friesian steers; 19 and 21 month Native breed x Holstein heifers; 21, 23 and 26 month Native breed x Holstein steers; Footnote comment from Simon Marsh.

The 19 month bull system is unlikely to be viable in the UK due to the lack of market outlets for. Dairy heifers only start to produce a return on investment at first calving. The length of the non-productive rearing period is largely governed by farmer decisions on plane of nutrition and reproduction management.

Primary data were collected from dairy farms and a cost analysis workbook developed to calculate individual inputs in each of three periods to determine which management Cited by: 8. Contract rearing of dairy heifers. As outlined in the publication the cost per day for rearing a spring-born replacement heifer from May I to December 1 of the following year can be set in the.

To reach target pre-calving weights Friesian calves will need to grow at kg/day, cross breed at kg/day and Jerseys at kg/day. Later born heifers will have to grower faster to achieve target mating and calv-ing weights. Poor growth rates or poor animal health will reduce the likelihood of.

Teagasc have estimated that the variable and fixed costs of rearing a spring born heifer is € per day with an average daily gain of kg.

Table 3 shows the estimated return to a beef farmer for replacement heifer rearing assuming €15 per hour and a time of 12 hours per heifer. This prospective study monitored survival up to third calving and reasons for culling of a cohort of Holstein-Friesian heifers on 18 dairy farms across southern England.

Heifers born during and were monitored from 1 mo of age through to third calving. A longevity index was calculated as the proportion of days alive spent in milk Cited by: control programme and mineral status of heifers. Calf Rearing Fact Sheet Growth profile of spring born calves categorised by arrival weight 20 40 60 80 0 4 8 12 16 20 24 28 Week t.

• Previously the cattle system was finishing Friesian bull calves at 16 months. Calf-to-beef (heifers) • April – May born Hereford / Angus heifer calves purchased at two weeks of age into be finished at months in late / early Calf rearing system. indication of how successful the overall calf rearing system will be and if the above goals will be reached.

to get the most out of this graph it is essential that calves are weighed regularly to monitor growth rates. Goals for Calf Rearing Gener A A lf r e A rin G 4. Figure 1: Heifer growth rates and reproductive performance (source: Babcock.

Each calf is born at a weight of approximately 40 kg. At weaning (75 days) each heifer should reach a target weight of kg with an aim of kg per heifer for service age heifers. a) the use of sexed semen in dairy herds to reduce the number of dairy-sired bull calves born b) dairy-sired bull calves that are destroyed on farm and not registered (usually due to a perceived lack of profitability in rearing them as beef cattle, often associated with high cereal prices).

My tips for rearing healthy calves that later offer 40 litres a day Friday July 8 Margaret Nkatha Riungu inspects her Holstein Friesian dairy cattle, in her farm in Meru.Dairy Dealer LLC #DD - Registered Holstein and Jersey springer and open heifers - NE.

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