Good heifer rearing for lifetime performance

A large amount of heifers are not lasting into their second lactation, but what can farmers do at the rearing stage to prevent this from happening?

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Good heifer rearing for lifetime performance

Research data suggests that a large number of heifers are not lasting in our herds and this is something the industry needs to tackle, said Dr Alex Bach, of the Catalan Institute for Research and Advanced...

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