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What causes twins in dairy cows and how to prevent it

Farmers Weekly
The rate of twinning is on the increase – here's some advice.

Farmers Weekly Twinning is an undesirable occurrence in dairy cattle, with the birth of more than one calf thought to be responsible for subsequent health issues in both cows and calves. While producing twins can be something of a genetic lottery, the rate of twinning in Holstein cows has tripled over the past 25 years.

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