Pd+ Section 5 - Establishing your starting point

Published 4 December 12

Establishing your starting point

Action Plan

To set appropriate targets to increase your herd profitability by up to 2p/litre.

  1. Trace Your Fertility Losses Use culling and other records to pinpoint the main areas in which you are losing money through less than ideal fertility
  2. Quantify Your Losses Assess the production and culling costs you are incurring by failing to achieve the fertility levels of better-performing UK herds
  3. Set Clear All-Year Calving Targets* Establish realistic targets for your key all-year calving herd fertility measures, appreciating the interrelationships between them
  4. Structure Your Action Focus your improvement efforts on the areas of fertility performance most out-of-line with the appropriate targets.

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