Benefits of synchrony programs

Should you use synchrony programs in your herd? Photo by Geoff Adams

Synchronising cows for reproduction is a frequently used management practice in dairy herds.

Why should you use synchrony programs?

  • Easier heat detection: Heat detection aids such as scratchies and tail paint tend to be more reliable when many cows are showing heat at the same time. Cows showing weak or subtle signs of heat (oestrous) may be able to be detected more easily when many cows in the group are also showing signs of heat.

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