Impact ofcalving interval onmilk yield and longevity ofprimiparous Estonian Holstein cows

https://doi.org/10.17221/130/2020-CJASCitation:

Remmik A., Värnik R., Kask K. (2020): Impact ofcalving interval onmilk yield and longevity ofprimiparous Estonian Holstein cows. Czech J. Anim. Sci., 65: 365–372.

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Data about 4 474 high-yielding Estonian Holstein dairy cows from 14 herds was analysed for the impact of the first calving interval length (CI1) on milk yield (MY) and lactation persistency. The results show that cows with CI1 shorter than 12 months have on average 2 345 kg lower milk yield in the first 1 000 days of productive lifetime than those with CI1 between 14 and 16 months. This is caused by lower MY in both the first and the second lactation as well as higher probability of being culled before reaching 1 000 days of productive life.

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Arbel R, Bigun Y, Ezra E, Sturman H, Hojman D. The effect of extended calving intervals in high-yielding lactating cows on milk production and profitability. J Dairy Sci. 2001 Mar;84(3):600-8.
 
Burgers E, Kok A, Goselink RMA, Knegsel AT van. Customising lactation length: Impact of calving interval, parity, and lactation persistency on milk production of dairy cows. In Proceedings of 17th International Conference on Production Diseases in Farm Animals; 2019 Jun 27-29; Bern, Switzerland: University of Bern; 2019. p. 148.
 
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Horn M, Knaus W, Kirner L, Steinwidder A. Economic evaluation of longevity in organic dairy cows. Org Agric. 2012 Jun;2(2):127-43. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13165-012-0027-6
 
ICAR – International Committee for Animal recording. Procedure 2 of section 2 of ICAR guidelines computing of accumulated lactation yield [Internet]. [Rome, Italy]: ICAR; 2017 [cited 2020 May 15]. Available from: https://www.icar.org/Guidelines/02-Procedure-2-Computing-Lactation-Yield.pdf.
 
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Rehn H, Berglund B, Emanuelson U, Tengroth G, Philipsson J. Milk production in swedish dairy cows managed for calving intervals of 12 and 15 months. Acta Agric Scand A Anim Sci. 2000 Dec;50(4):263-71. https://doi.org/10.1080/090647000750069458
 
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Stangaferro ML, Wijma R, Masello M, Thomas MJ, Giordano JO. Extending the duration of the voluntary waiting period from 60 to 88 days in cows that received timed artificial insemination after the Double-Ovsynch protocol affected the reproductive performance, herd exit dynamics, and lactation performance of dairy cows. J Dairy Sci. 2018 Jan;101(1):717-35.
 
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Weller JI, Ezra E, Leitner G. Genetic analysis of persistency in the Israeli Holstein population by the multitrait animal model. J Dairy Sci. 2006 Jul;89(7):2738-46. https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.S0022-0302(06)72350-5
 
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