The effect of the level of milk yield on the reproduction traits in black and white cows

R. Djedovic, V. Bogdanovic, G. Trifunovic, M.D. Petrovic, M.M. Petrovic, D. Stanojevic
2012 Biotechnology in Animal Husbandry  
In this study a relationship between the milk yield and following reproduction traits: number of inseminations per conception [AIS], service period [SP], age at calving [AC], calving interval [CI] and birth weight [BW] is studied. The research involved dairy cows of European type of Black and White cattle which are being intensively improved by the genes of Holstein -Friesian breed. Mean values of general average for number of inseminations per conception, service period, age at calving,
more » ... interval and birth weight are: 2.00; 98.78; 1088.08; 376.70 and 36.40, respectively. In general, the estimated phenotypic correlations (r p ) between the milk yield over standard lactations and fertility traits were positive and unfavorable, and ranged from 0.24 for the relationship between milk yield and birth weight to 0.70 for relationship between milk yield and age at calving.
doi:10.2298/bah1203487d fatcat:rsud5rmefjh6bdgbm4ccdgyhsy