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The objective of this study was to evaluate the economic performance of dairy cows managed with a voluntary waiting period (VWP) of 60 or 88 d. A secondary objective was estimating variation in cash flow under different input pricing scenarios through stochastic Monte Carlo simulations. Lactating...

Author(s)
Stangaferro, M. L.; Wijma, R.; Masello, M.; Thomas, M. J.; Giordano, J. O.
Publisher
Elsevier Inc., Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Dairy Science, 2018, 101, 8, pp 7500-7516
Abstract

The common practice on most commercial dairy farms is to inseminate all cows that are eligible for breeding, while ignoring (or absorbing) the costs associated with semen and labor directed toward low-fertility cows that are unlikely to conceive. Modern analytical methods, such as machine learning...

Author(s)
Shahinfar, S.; Guenther, J. N.; Page, C. D.; Kalantari, A. S.; Cabrera, V. E.; Fricke, P. M.; Weigel, K. A.
Publisher
Elsevier Inc., Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Dairy Science, 2015, 98, 6, pp 3717-3728
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ABEL-AZIZ, A. S., BARR, G. R., and TYLER, W. J. Empirical analysis of models for estimating heritability: 986.
ACKERMAN, R. A., THOMAS, R. O., and BUTCHER, D. F. Effects of length of dry period on production: 976-977.
ALLAIRE, F. R. Selective value of milk yield among dairy cows: 973-974.
AEAVE, C. ...

Citation
Journal of Dairy Science, 1967, 50, pp 936-1017