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FEWER NON PREGNANT COWS

A BENEFIT OF  

MILK PREGNANCY TESTING

How it works

1] Sample collection

Milk samples are collected and transported to your

laboratory.

2] Testing

As part of routine milk control, your samples can be tested for pregnancy specific proteins (PAG's), indicating if a cow is pregnant or not. You can also self sample and post the sample to the lab.

3] Results

Trusted ELISA technology provides accurate results on par with palpation and ultrasound.

4] Report

Results are reported by text message, email or post.

* De Vries et al, Economics of improved reproductive performance in dairy cattle (Publication AN 156, Gainesville FL, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agriculture Science; 2005) 

PROFITS INCREASED BY REDUCING EMPTY DAYS

cow/day*

€5

Your Benefits

The IDEXX Milk Pregnancy Test makes it easy to minimise the days that cows are non pregnant at any time throughout gestation, as soon as 28 days after breeding.

Non pregnant cow detection throughout gestation

Less handling, less stress for the cows

Milk testing means less handling for the farmer – and less stress for the animals. The test is easily incorporated into routine milk analysis.

Optimise profitability

Research shows that the average cost per non pregnant cow is €5 a day*. Therefore, if one cow stays non pregnant 20 days longer than expected, the farmer loses €100 on a single cow.

Improve reproductive performance

Early identification of non pregnant cows allows for early re-breeding, which assists in improving reproductive performance.

TRUSTED BY FARMERS

IN IRELAND AND AROUND THE GLOBE

TESTS PERFORMED WORLDWIDE

17,000,000

OVER

Test options

Reproductive performance improves when farmers, veterinarians and breeding companies work together to identify non-pregnant animals throughout gestation and to take appropriate action.

 28-35 days 



Early detection of non pregnant cows, assist in early re-breeding.

65-75 days


Detect 19% embryo losses that may occur**. Re-breed non pregnant cows while still economically viable

100-120 days

Re-breed non pregnant cows while still economically viable.

Late gestation

Pre-dryoff testing to prevent treatment of non pregnant cows and minimise costs***

Option 1

Kit via post, contact us to order kits and pay as you use

How to order ?

Option 2

Using milk recording samples, contact us for full details

** Vasconcelos et al 1997

*** In addition, prevent pregnant cows from being sent to slaughter

Detects highly specific markers of pregnancy

The IDEXX milk pregnancy test detects highly specific markers of pregnancy: pregnancy-associated glycoproteins (PAGs). Unlike progesterone levels that fluctuate naturally during a cycle, PAGs are only produced in the presence of an embryo or fetus.

According to others

Farmer, UK

''The test helps us to manage the herd better and saves us time. You know which cows to watch for coming into season.''

''We save time and we can now focus more on the non pregnant cows. The test is a very good pregnancy indicator.''


Farmer, UK

''The test is easy to use and less stressful for the cows: less invasive, more animal welfare!"


Farmer, UK


Contact us

Progressive Genetics is the largest farmer owned cattle breeding co-operative in the Republic of Ireland. With our range of products and continuing development, Progressive Genetics is well placed to give our farmer customers a competitive advantage and a more profitable future.

For more details about the IDEXX Milk Pregnancy Test, contact us:

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