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They neither have to be examined rectally nor fixed
98,7% accuracy from day 28 post-AI:
Results on par with palpation and ultrasound
No risk to the vulnerable growing fetus
Empty days can cost between €3.70 - €6.10*
No extra effort and time:
Your milk recording and pregnancy results from 1 sample, or you can avail from the self-sampling kits.
Optimise reproductive efficiency:
Identifying empty cows sooner helps you re-inseminate them quicker
*Esslemont R.J, Kossaibati M. (2002) The costs of poor fertility and disease in UK dairy herds: trends in DAISY herds over 10 seasons
Trusted by thousands of farmers around the world
The test is great and non-intrusive, with no added stress for cows or me! Anything that saves labour, is a plus in my book
Quick, accurate and easy, the test allows me to know if a cow is pregnant or not after just 28 days! I find it particularly useful for those “she might have held cows!”
I do the test through my milk recordings, so all I have to do is get a list of the cows!
There is no hassle, no stress, no handling! Milk Pregnancy Testing is my primary form of pregnancy confirmation
We have been using the milk pregnancy tests – the postal version for 3 years and find it very good! The test allows me to focus on cows that come back empty, and actions can be taken on them, I wouldn’t be without it to be honest
MILK PREGNANCY TEST
Easy to integrate in your routine milk control
Results reported the same day the samples
are received at the laboratory. Results are either pregnant, non-pregnant or inconclusive.
If you milk record, you can incorporate the test into your routine milk analysis samples.
You can also use the self-sampling service to test in between milk recordings or if you don't milk record
Full results via ICBF for milk recorded samples and for self-sampling results are sent by text
Milk samples are tested in the lab for pregnancy-associated glycoproteins (PAG), which are specific to pregnancy in cattle
Benefits of testing throughout gestation
Pre dry-off:Late gestation
To avoid drying off empty cows
Confirmation Test:70-110 days
To detect early embryonic death
Early Test: From 28 days post AI
To identify empty cows as early as possible, so the cow can be re-inseminated quickly
Progressive Genetics is a Meath based, farmer owned Co-operative with a workforce of over 300, in fact with 3,400 Irish farmer shareholders, it’s the largest farmer owned cattle breeding co-op in the Republic of Ireland.
We work with IDEXX - a global leader in veterinary diagnostics, to provide the milk pregnancy test service. For questions about the test, send us your enquiry using the following form, or alternatively, call us via 046 954 0606.