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Just get her bred back – that is the name of the game. Activity monitoring systems (AMS) used through the first 60 days in milk can serve as a window into your herd’s reproductive status.

“It’s up to us to identify and validate robust markers of reproductive outcomes,” said Stefan Borchardt, a German dairy researcher on Dairy Science Digest, a monthly podcast from the University of Missouri. “Activity data within the voluntary waiting period is just one of those,” he continued.

He and his team researched linkages of AMS data and transition cow health data to create a “digital phenotype” for cows as they transition into lactation.


May 11, 2023



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