Two DAIReXNET reproduction webinars are coming up in April. The free webinars are:

Economic Analysis Tools for Dairy Reproduction Programs

April 8, 2013
Noon-1:00 PM Central Time
Presenter: Dr. Victor Cabrera, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Victor Cabrera and Paul Fricke of the University of Wisconsin-Madison have been working to develop some new economic analysis tools for dairy reproduction programs. Dr. Cabrera will discuss two main decision support systems: the UW-DairyRepro$Plus and the Dairy Reproductive Economic Analysis. Both tools are openly available at under the Reproduction heading.

New Tools for Dairy Reproduction Programs

April 22, 2013
Noon-1:00 PM Central Time
Dr. Paul Fricke, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr. Fricke will cover two areas of reproductive research that have investigated new tools for reproduction and conclude each with an economic analysis of the data. The first new tool will be the use of accelerometer systems combined with various levels of synchronization for submitting cows for first AI service. The second tool will be new methods for nonpregnancy diagnosis coupled with strategies for resynchronization of ovulation.