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Calf mortality in large herds

Calf mortality in large herds

Beretning fra Statens Husdyrbrugsforsog (532): 80-92

Data obtained in 1978-82 on 25 Danish Black Pied, 6 Danish Red and 4 Jersey herds, each comprising 60-150 cows, were analysed. Calf mortality to 1 yr of age averaged 15.1%, with 6.3% of calves lost within 1 day of calving and 14% in the first 3 months. The percentage of stillborn calves was 9.0, 4.3 and 4.2 for cows in their 1st, 2nd and later parities resp., and 4.9 and 7.5 for calves.

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