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23rd February, 2019

Scanning cows reveals impaired fertility associated with inbreeding

On a farm visit to a Holstein Dairy farm outside Strabane, Co.Tyrone, the level of infertility was unacceptably high. The client revealed that the level of inbreeding was 3.8% while the U.K. average was 1.6%. Inbreeding will impair reproductive performance in a dairy herd.