Influence of temperature and humidity on the reproductive efficiency of dairy cattle

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dc.contributor.author Shirley, John E.
dc.contributor.author Lagombra, G.G.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-04T19:22:26Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-04T19:22:26Z
dc.date.issued 2012-10-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/14784
dc.description.abstract The reproductive performance of 179 Holstein cows during the period from December 1978 through March 1984 was evaluated with respect to environmental temperature and humidity at the time of insemination. This study was conducted at the Western Kentucky University Farm, Bowling Green, Kentucky. Average monthly temperatures are similar to eastern Kansas, but average humidity is approximately 10 per cent higher. Average seasonal temperature and humidity values during the study period were 37.5°F, 81.2%; 60.2°F, 84.4%; 74.9°F, 89.4%; and 53.6°F, 85.3% for winter, spring, summer and fall, respectively. Conception rates observed were 54%, 46%, 15%, and 39% for winter, spring, summer, and fall, respectively. A complete randomized design was used to determine significant differences among seasonal conception rates and among months within seasons. Conception rates were significantly different (P<.01) among seasons but not significantly different (P>.05) among months within seasons. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 86-94-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station); 484 en_US
dc.subject Dairy en_US
dc.subject Temperature en_US
dc.subject Humidity en_US
dc.subject Reproductive efficiency en_US
dc.subject Performance en_US
dc.title Influence of temperature and humidity on the reproductive efficiency of dairy cattle en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1985 en_US
dc.citation.epage 43 en_US
dc.citation.spage 40 en_US

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