BCAs for Lactations Dried Off Between 280 and 305 days
Whereas more and more cows have another calving within the same year;
Whereas they are penalized because they are dried off before 305 days;
Whereas lactation persistency is a beautiful and great quality in our cows that helps increase the profitability of our herds.
Therefore, it is proposed that the BCA of cows dried off between 280 and 305 days in milk be calculated based on the 305-day projected yields at the time of dry off and that the BCA of cows who reach a lactation of 305 days be adjusted upwards when it is higher than the BCA based on the projected yields.