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23rd February, 2019

Job satisfaction scanning cows

We visited a client outside, Kilbeggan, Co. Westmeath, who presented a cow previously with a reproductive problem which was rectified with the aid of scanning. The client was extremely happy when we announced the cow carrying a 70 day old female pregnancy. This cow is predicted to produce in excess of 1700 gallons in a 305 day lactation. Her last milk recording had a milk protein 4.68 and a butterfat of 5.8. Saving genetic lines of this nature from culling and enabling the establishment of new foundation lines gives me great job satisfaction.