The how-to of heat detection Improving in-calf rates is a challenge for a lot of farmers around the country so we’ve developed a series of home-spun videos to show some of the simple steps which will ensure your heat detection aids stick – and work – and a simple guide to knowing when a cow is in season. In video one, our multi-talented Taranaki and Manawatu breeding consultants – Claire Bourke, Kirby Wilson and Kelly Powell – demonstrate how easy (and quick) it is to apply Heatseekers.
The potential to increase herd production and farm profitability without an associated increase in costs or the size of the herd has appeal for Taranaki farmers. This observation comes from two Taranaki based Breeding Consultants who represent World Wide Sires, one of the largest dairy farmer owned genetics companies in the world. Claire Bourke and Kirby Wilson say there is renewed interest in high production genetics from the largest and most diverse genetics database in the world. “Taranaki farmers are among some of the best in the country at getting every ounce of production out of the farm and their herds but environmental constraints and rising costs are working against them,” Claire Bo