The study aimed to promote the lifting of indexes to calculate and compare the reproductive efficiency of dairy cattle herds by different methods. The parturition interval studied showed a variation from 13.3 to 15.2 months by means of different methods for obtaining it are not observing a significant difference (P> 0.05) between them. Evaluations by the methods of Johnson et al (1964) and Butendieck et al. (1972) showed, respectively, reproductive efficiency of 79.5 and 77.8%. Although regarded as the most efficient methods of Willcox et al. (1957), whose average found in the same herd was 90.2%, there was no significant difference between the results obtained by three methods.
bovine; indexes; reproductive efficiency