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Understanding and improving heifer fertility in northern Australia

Schatz, Timothy John (2011). Understanding and improving heifer fertility in northern Australia. Master Thesis, Charles Darwin University.

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Author Schatz, Timothy John
Title Understanding and improving heifer fertility in northern Australia
Institution Charles Darwin University
Publication Date 2011
Thesis Type Master
Subjects 0702 - Animal Production
Abstract Part of this study involved establishing current heifer fertility levels on Northern Territory (NT) commercial cattle properties. Performance recording on 14 properties found that there is scope for large improvement on many stations. Modeling showed that realistic improvements in production have the potential to increase the annual gross margin of the NT cattle industry by $10.95 million. Some of the main findings of the performance recording were that pregnancy rates in 2 year old maiden heifers are generally adequate (>75%), but foetal and calf loss rates in first calf heifers are often high (>30%) and reconception rates are often low (

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