Ceva contributes to optimize dairy cattle performance to fulfill increasing global milk demand

The 2nd reprodAction Cattle Symposium gathered 300 cattle reproduction specialists in Nice to improve the current reproductive management.

Libourne, March 26th 2014

World milk production will pass the level of 1,000 million tonnes (mt.) in 2023 (2012: 780 mt.) up by 29% or 20 mt. (2.3%) per annum*.

According to Rabobank, a leading Food and Agribusiness bank “Developing regions will continue to be supply constrained and require supply growth from those regions capable of producing surpluses”. This means continuing to produce in economies where land and input costs are at a premium, all of which will put more pressure on producers to increase productivity per cow. Optimizing the reproductive management is one of the major factors influencing the efficiency of dairy production.

Against this background, Ceva last week held the second reprodAction (Reproductive Management in Action) Cattle Symposium in Nice, France.

300 attendees from 30 countries met to be updated on the latest research in cattle reproduction management. 6 worldwide experts shared their knowledge with topics selected on the basis of their practical interest for field specialized veterinarians in cattle reproduction.

  • Impact of heat stress in dairy cattle (Dr. Michelle Rhoads, US)
  • The link between nutrition and reproduction (Dr. Alex Bach, Spain)
  • Q fever impact on reproductive parameters (Dr. Raphael Guatteo, France),
  • The use of genomics in cattle (Dr. Claire Ponsart, France),
  • Heifer management (Dr. Alex Bach, Spain),
  • Synchronization management in dairy and beef herds (Dr. Stephen Butler, Ireland) 
  • The role of progesterone in cattle reproduction (Dr. AlessioValenza, Italy, Ceva Technical Manager) 

This expert symposium for veterinarians reinforces the strategy of Ceva Santé Animale to become the worldwide leader in the management of cattle reproduction.

*source IFCN (International Farm Comparison Network 2013)

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