Why study this course?
Poor cattle fertility is recognised as a problem in LMICs but little data is available for the large number of small scale producers that make up the majority of animals kept in LMIC. For many small holder farmers, their cows currently have a very low peak yield 2 months after calving. The levels then reduce rapidly. In some cases cows only produce milk for 5-8 months after calving or will produce very little milk per day and then spend an unproductive year to eighteen months before calving again. The normal target would be to produce a live calf every 365 days, (the calving interval) and for dairy animals to milk for at least 10 months.
This course makes itself easily understandable to farmers and advisors to improve cattle fertility and production. The tables and images used in the sections are available as handouts. These can be used with smallholder farmers and in on farm training courses.
The course gives a certificate of 2 hours of CPD or 2 CPD Points.
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