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Calving pattern can be improved

Get the key ingredients right and the six-week-in-calf rate is far more likely to be on target

Stairway to Potential Sire Stardom

For LIC farms manager Dave Hale and his 23 staff, the new season begins in December when a fresh cohort of yearling bull calves arrive at Newstead.

The Art of Mastering a Game Plan

Read how one New Zealand farmer puts his tight calving interval squarely down to Short Gestation Length (SGL) semen, and how he's seen plenty of his cows calve at 265-268 days - substantially earlier than the standard 282 days.