Extending the lactation for longer than 300 days can be used to maintain a high level of milk production, improve reproductive function, and animal welfare. Extended lactations of ~600 days in milk (DIM) in pasture-based systems could benefit the dairy industry by maintaining a relatively constant milk supply throughout the season, improving labour conditions, and reducing on-farm costs (Kolver et al., 2007). Milk production during an extended lactation is dependent... Continued

AG, Rius, CVC Phyn, JK Kay, SR Morgan, TM Grala, and JR Roche

Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, Volume 71, Invercargill, 42-44, 2011
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