Is it a good idea to "cherry pick" cows in a synch protocol?

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Ever since the first estrous-synchronization protocol was developed, researchers and dairy producers have debated the merits of “cherry picking,” or artificially inseminating (A.I.) cows that come into heat before the protocol is completed.
 
The answer has shifted back and forth over the years, but the latest advice is to adapt your strategy as dictated by herd performance.
 


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