Reproduction

New technologies, outreach boost dairy cattle fertility

Increasing the reproductive efficiency of dairy cattle by getting the highest possible number of cows pregnant in the same period of time has always been a challenge for the industry. FULL STORY »

Enhance repro performance with EFAs

Dairies committed to reproductive excellence know nutrition is a key driver of reproductive success. A sound nutrition program helps promote a healthy uterus during and after calving and enables cows to perform at their best. FULL STORY »

No impact of metabolic parameters on oocyte quality

Researchers in Ireland recently attempted to examine the impact of what happens to cows metabolically after they calve—during which time cows typically undergo negative energy balance—on oocyte quality. FULL STORY »

Controlled energy benefits reproduction

Cows fed controlled energy during the close-up dry period had a shorter interval between calving and pregnancy, according to new research from the University of Illinois. FULL STORY »

Check out these repro papers

The papers, from the recent Kentucky Dairy Partners Annual Meeting, are a valuable resource on synchronization programs, timed-A.I., and early pregnancy diagnosis. FULL STORY »

Linking lameness and fertility

It's well-known that lame cattle can have reduced milk production and increased disease incidence, but the effects of lameness can also negatively affect fertility and reproduction. FULL STORY »

Register for heat stress webinar

Reproductive failure and summer heat stress are the focus of next week’s webinar from the Dairy eXtension learning community. FULL STORY »

Study: Subclinical milk fever linked to metritis

Fresh cows with subclinical hypocalcemia had an increased incidence of metritis compared to cows with normal blood calcium levels. FULL STORY »

Minimize cold shock when handling semen

Here are some timely reminders for handling semen during cold weather. FULL STORY »

Timeline highlights key reproductive advances

A timeline compiled by the Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council highlights key historical events, research findings and on-farm implementation of reproductive technology in the dairy industry. FULL STORY »

Calving difficulties have long-term impact on cow and calf

Researchers in the UK recently studied the effects of calving ease on the fertility and production of 50,000 first lactation Holsteins and their 10,000 Holstein heifer calf offspring. Here is a look at what they found. FULL STORY »

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