Statistics showing the direct value impact of poor fertility in your herd.
- Each 1% change in 6-week calving rate was associated with €8.22/cow per annum for a herd average cow in the dairy herd.
- Reducing your empty rate from 15 to 10 per cent will result in an increase of one cent/litre in net margin for the average Irish dairy herd.
- The estimated cost of producing a replacement heifer is €1,545. Stated by Teagasc – Jan 2015.
- The average cost of purchasing a replacement heifer is €1,200. Done deal – Jan 2015.