An individual reproduction model sensitive to milk yield and body condition in Holstein dairy cows

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Brun-Lafleur , Laure; Cutullic , Erwan; Faverdin , Philippe; Delaby , Luc; Disenhaus , Catherine;
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1017/S1751731113000335
  • Subject: [ SDV ] Life Sciences [q-bio] | dairy cow | 1ST INSEMINATION | STRATEGIES | SIMULATION | CONDITION SCORE | FERTILITY | CATTLE | milk yield | HERDS | ESTRUS | body condition score | PERFORMANCE | MANAGEMENT | model | reproduction

To simulate the consequences of management in dairy herds, the use of individual-based herd models is very useful and has become common. Reproduction is a key driver of milk production and herd dynamics, whose influence has been magnified by the decrease in reproductive... View more
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