Dairy pregnancies a valuable commodity

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According to new research published in the October 2006 Journal of Dairy Science, the average pregnancy on your dairy is worth $278. And the average cost of an abortion is a staggering $555. Albert de Vries, University of Florida extension dairy specialist, used a computer model that optimized breeding and replacement decisions to arrive at these figures. For more, follow this link. Once there, click on “Economic value of pregnancy in dairy cattle.”

 



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