Quebec Farmers' Advocate Volume 2015Number 4May 15, 2015
Jean DurocherM.Sc., D.M.V.

Using milk recording (DHI) to detect pregnancy

Using milk recording (DHI) to detect pregnancy

It is now possible to use your DHI milk samples to find out if your cows are pregnant as early as 28* days after breeding. So now you have a new tool in your productive management toolbox. Overview of the potential of and its advantages for an effective reproduction strategy.

*Update - Gestalab is a pregnancy confirmation test which can now be used starting at 26 days after service rather than 28 days as stated.