Dairy herd fertility

Good fertility is an essential part of running a profitable dairy herd. At Belmont we are passionate about delivering a high quality and affordable routine fertility service to our dairy clients. Each farm has an allocated routine vet ultrasound scanning so that clients maximise the benefits from this service. Good dairy herd fertility starts with excellent transition management with a ration designed to minimise milk fever and maximise dry matter intake. We are very familiar with putting in place and monitoring fresh cow programs to assess transition success. We use this farm data to visualise trends and work with the farms nutritionist to improve ration formulation. We are frequently analysing on-farm and milk recording data to examine fertility performance in detail using TotalVet, Interherd and DairyComp 305. High quality recording is essential for farmers to get the most of their data, as is an understanding of the tool used for its analysis. We work with block calving and year round calving herds and our approach is tapered to be system specific.