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Twinning Farming Note

In dairy cattle twin births are undesirable and lead to reduced overall profitability and reproductive efficiency. The negative impacts of twins can include freemartin heifers, longer calving interval and a reduced calf birth weight.

This Farming Note covers:

  • Types of twinning
  • Possible causes of twinning
  • Actions to reduce the risk of twinning

Issued September 2009.

About Kingshay Farming Notes

Since 1991 Kingshay has been publishing Farming Notes on issues critical to the success of a modern dairy farm business. These briefings provide dairy farmers, large animal vets, farm consultants and other interested parties with the most important and timely information in a concise two-page format. The information contained in our Farming Notes is written and updated by our experts to ensure accuracy and save you time.

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