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David Basham, from the Australian Dairy Farmers’ animal health and welfare policy advisory group, said since the dairy industry agreed to phase-out routine calving induction nationally last April. A 2016 target has been set that routine calving induction would be limited to a maximum of 15 per cent of cows in a herd, unless an exemption is granted, either by implementing a herd fertility management plan or by obtaining dispensation for exceptional circumstances beyond the control of the herd manager.

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