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The Proof is in the Scanning

Nov 5, 2021 | Dairy, Dairy Farm Reproduction

Katrina Roberts, Herd Health Veterinarian, Anexa Vets

The advantages of early scanning, allowing every pregnancy  to be aged include:

  • Accurate 6-week in-calf rate – the best way to know how your herd compare with your neighbour’s? Are you going to win the Anexa Repro Award?
  • Ability to make early culling decisions – don’t waste time and money feeding your expensive summer supplement to your culls
  • Accurate analysis of mating performance – did that intervention you used actually work?
  • Establishing AB conception rate – how many keeper calves can you expect next season?
  • Ability to manage body condition – young cows take longer to put on condition, so knowing who the early calvers are is crucial
  • Better management of transition cows – aiming for cows to be in the springing mob on appropriate minerals for 3 weeks prior to calving
  • You can make targeted dry off decisions – later calving cows can milk longer this season

Book now! Our team of trained scanners are ready to help you gain the best out of your pregnancy testing – and booking now means you are more likely to get the slot you want!


Other resources you might find helpful:

Herd pregnancy booking form

Anexa’s Reproduction Veterinary Services

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