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InCalf books and case studies provide veterinary and peer-to-peer information on herd reproductive management and fertility data.

InCalf books and farm and fertility case studies

InCalf Books Available Online

InCalf Book for Dairy Farmers 2017   

InCalf Book 2nd edition 

A comprehensive guide to all aspects of herd reproductive management in Australian dairy herds.

InCalf Book 2nd edition (2017) (PDF, 4.3 MB)

Where can I order a hard copy?

Order your InCalf Book 2nd edition here.

 
 

InCalf fertility case studies

Successful dairy farmers from different regions of Australia demonstrate the importance of herd reproduction to their business and share their approaches to herd fertility management.

 Incalf Case study 1 - Maintaining a tight calving pattern without routine inductions

Maintaining a tight calving pattern without routine inductions
Ringarooma, Tasmania

Stuart share-farms for Geoff and Stan Cox at Ringarooma in North Eastern Tasmania.

Stuart began share-farming in 2008 - 2009, and has been motivated to increase his wealth by growing his asset base through good reproductive performance of his stock.

Find out why Stuart believes his business is more profitable without calving induction - read the case study.

 
Incalf Case study 2 - Maintaining a tight calving pattern without routine inductions 

Maintaining a tight calving pattern without routine inductions
Edith Creek, Tasmania

Tony is a part owner and manager of Whitewater Dairy at Edith Creek, north-western Tasmania. Although he lives two and a half hours away from the farm, he is closely involved with its operation, visiting at least once per week.

The owners of Whitewater Dairy purchased the farm in 2011. It is milking 1000 cows on a milking platform of 310 hectares and the farm has now reached ‘steadystate’.

Read this case study to learn how stopping calving inductions is not always in the farm's best interest.

Incalf Case study 3 - Managing individual cows in year-round calving herds 

Managing individual cows in year-round calving herds
Illawarra Costal Belt, NSW

Craig and Phil Tate operate a large dairy herd on the Illawarra coastal belt.

The warm winters and even annual rainfall pattern allows reliable pasture growth throughout the year, which suits their flat milk contract.

Learn how the Tate's focus on systems, processes and accurate records mean that every cow can be managed individually to maximise her performance, read the case study.

 Incalf Case study 4 - Managing automated heat detection under different calving systems

Managing automated heat detection under different calving systems
Coraki, NSW and Bena, South Gippsland, Victoria

Heat detection is an important driver of reproductive performance when using AI to join cows. For any calving system, be it seasonal, split or year-round, heat detection is a critical task during the AI period.

Do the benefits of automated heat detection system outweigh the costs? Read the case study to learn more.

Incalf Case study 5 - Managing a three-way crossbreeding strategy in a large herd 

Managing a three-way crossbreeding strategy in a large herd
Finley, New South Wales

Ruth and Neville Kydd have a three-way crossbreeding dairy herd at Finley. In an area where feed-pads are common, the Kydds use a pasture-based feeding system where all silage is fed in the paddock.

They milk 1300 cows on an effective milking area of approximately 430 hectares.

Learn why the Kydd's moved to a crossbred herd and the benefits, read the case study.

 
 InCalf Farm Case Studies 2017

InCalf Farm case studies (2017)

Download or order cases studies in herd fertility management from our 2017 InCalf series.

InCalf Farm case studies (2017) (PDF, 3.9MB)

Where can I order a hard copy?

Order your InCalf Farm case studies booklet here.

 

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