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Our information and resources on fertility will help you get cows in calf promptly and improve your herd's reproductive performance.

InCalf resources

Good herd fertility is fundamental to running a profitable and sustainable dairy farm. The InCalf project has resources that cover all the key areas necessary for improving your herd’s reproductive performance.

InCalf books
InCalf discussion modules
InCalf webinars
Fertility Focus Report
Repro Right advisers
InCalf Symposium 2017 Proceedings (PDF, 5MB)

InCalf case study videos

Brian Chappell – Automated heat detection in a year-round herd

Watch Brian and Elizabeth Chappell describe their experiences with implementing automated heat detection on their farm alongside dairy veterinarian Dr Carl Hockey, who completed his PhD on automated heat detection systems.

 

Toby and Nick Leppin – Automated heat detection in a seasonal calving herd

Watch this video to hear how automated heat detection has allowed the Leppins achieve significant labour savings and work flexibility, as well as eliminate the use of bulls. In this video, they share their experience with implementing this technology, including their tips and challenges for making it work.

 

Ruth Kydd - Managing a three-way crossbreeding strategy in a large herd

In this video, Ruth and Neville Kydd explain how their simple colour coding system has allowed them to manage their breeding plan, resulting in an average five per cent empty rate and exceptional growth in net worth of their business.

 

Initiatives

Dairy biosecurity

Dairy biosecurity is vital for protecting your farm. Dairy farmers and their advisors now have access to a new online biosecurity tool to build their skills and adapt their management approach to biosecurity risks.

Hay and grain reports

The hay and grain report is commissioned by Dairy Australia to provide an independent and timely assessment of hay and grain markets in each dairying region. The report is updated 40 weeks per year.

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