On Thursday, Sept. 24, at 12 noon CST, the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association (DCHA) will host another of its informative webinars. Ray Nebel a Reproductive Specialist for Select Sires Inc. in Plain City, Ohio, will present "The Economic Impact of Reproduction Management for Heifers." Kamar Products Inc. of Zionville, Ind., is the sponsor of this month's Dairy Calf & Heifer Webinar.
According to Nebel, heifer reproduction is all about people, organization and protocols; it is not usually about the heifers. Nearly all heifers are ready to breed if big enough, with the rare exception of disease or short-term severe nutritional issues.
Here are just a few of the major concerns about reproduction management that Nebel will cover:
- Screening heifers to move into breeding pens.
- Getting heifers moved weekly into the breeding pens using prostaglandin and heatmount devices.
- Being sure to get heifers that don't conceive re-bred.
The Webinar is free for DCHA members! Click here to register.
Non-members may register for a nominal fee of $25. Click here to register.