An effective reproductive program is essential to a dairy’s profitability, yet many dairies struggle to overcome the bottlenecks that hinder reproductive efficiency. To help optimize reproductive performance, Penn State Dairy Alliance is offering Reproductive Drill-Down Workshops this December.
The two-day workshop, created for dairy consultants, veterinarians, educators, and their dairy producer clients, is designed to help better identify the factors limiting reproductive performance on their dairies. The emphasis is on learning how to evaluate factors effecting heat detection rate and conception rate, including nutrition, accuracy of heat detection, factors associated with artificial insemination and timed insemination programs, and health factors related to reproduction, such as mastitis and uterine health.
The workshops will be held at two sites on these dates:

  • Dec. 4 and 11: Ickesburg Firehall, Ickesburg, Pa.
  • Dec. 8 and 15:  Penn State Cooperative Extension Office, Somerset, Pa.

 Hours are: Day 1 – 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Day 2 – 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Participants will utilize the Penn State Reproductive Drill-Down Assessment Tool to evaluate and identify these specific areas of management that can limit reproductive performance. “
Attendance is limited to 20 per location; advance registration is required. The registration fee is $50 per person. To register, call (888) 373-7232. Or register here.

Source: Penn State Dairy Alliance