Background, objectives and outcomes

To help farmers improve herd reproductive performance, InCalf has resources for each of the key management areas. Kathryn Davis discusses the key objectives and benefits of InCalf.

Background:

InCalf is a Dairy Australia project providing information to better enable dairy farmers to get cows in calf as soon as mating starts. To help farmers improve herd reproductive performance irrespective of their farming system, InCalf has resources for each of the key management areas:

  • Transition cow management - Springers: repro ready
  • Bull management - Bulls: power up!
  • Heifer growth - Heifers on Target
  • Heat detection - Cows in Colour
  • Artificial insemination - AI: Do-It-Right

Project objectives:

Improve herd reproductive performance through improved management practices, with a focus on getting cows in calf as soon as mating starts.

Outcomes/benefits:

Increased fertility rates helps improve farm profitability.

 

For more information, contact Kathryn Davis, Program Manager, Animal Health & Fertility