FEWER NON PREGNANT COWS
A BENEFIT OF
MILK PREGNANCY TESTING
How it works
1] Sample collection
Milk samples are collected and transported to your
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.
Trusted ELISA technology provides accurate results on par with palpation and ultrasound.
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
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.
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
Reproductive performance improves when farmers, veterinarians and breeding companies work together to identify non-pregnant animals throughout gestation and to take appropriate action.
Early detection of non pregnant cows, assist in early re-breeding.
Detect 19% embryo losses that may occur**. Re-breed non pregnant cows while still economically viable
Re-breed non pregnant cows while still economically viable.
Pre-dryoff testing to prevent treatment of non pregnant cows and minimise costs***
Kit via post, contact us to order kits and pay as you use
How to order ?
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
''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.''
''The test is easy to use and less stressful for the cows: less invasive, more animal welfare!"
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.
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