The expense of growing heifers from birth to freshening can be one of the largest on a dairy.1 Reproduction is the last major investment of a calf wellness program. Take these steps to manage your heifer repro program for a more promising return on your investment.
In heifer breeding, key decisions and simple steps can help accelerate performance. Work with your veterinarian to evaluate your breeding program and ensure proper timing.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: Women of childbearing age and persons with respiratory problems should exercise extreme caution when handling LUTALYSE. LUTALYSE is readily absorbed through the skin and may cause abortion and/or bronchiospasms, therefore spillage on the skin should be washed off immediately with soap and water. Aseptic technique should be used to reduce the possibility of post-injection clostridial infections. Do not administer LUTALYSE in pregnant cattle unless cessation of pregnancy is desired. See full Prescribing Information.
1 Stuttgen S, Kohlman T, Hoffman P, Zwald A. There’s nothing equal when raising heifers. Hoard’s Dairyman. Available at: http://www.hoards.com/E_calf_heifer/HR03. Accessed July 23, 2014.
2 Lormore MJ. The case for a quality dairy replacement program. Proceedings. NRAES Dairy Calves and Heifers: Integrating Biology and Management Conference, 2005.