Give your heat detection skills a tune up
This fall, be ready to increase the percentage of heats seen in your herd. You could see 20 to 40 percent more heats just by watching animals more regularly. FULL STORY »
"Tools for Teams" workshop
The program, presented by the Penn State Extension Dairy Team, will highlight the use of various whole-farm and team-management tools to help teams improve success. The first workshop will be held on Oct. 30. FULL STORY »
Genomics: Creating opportunities for all dairies
Genomic technology currently holds its greatest stakes within elite dairy cattle breeding programs, but many commercial dairy operations are finding tremendous value and return from mass genomic screening. FULL STORY »
Is poor hygiene undermining conception rates?
Semen handling, insemination technique, and the environment in which you work can all play a role in reducing pregnancy rates. Use this assessment to identify weaknesses in hygiene during breeding. FULL STORY »
Dairy producers benefit from using sexed semen
Kansas State University reproductive physiologist Jeff Stevenson discusses how sexed semen or gender-biased semen offers dairy producers a cost-effective method for adding more females to the herd. FULL STORY »
On-farm pregnancy diagnosis options
An appropriate method for pregnancy diagnosis depends on the objectives of the reproductive program and considerations that are unique to each individual farm. FULL STORY »
Reduce sick cows through breeding
Traditionally, the dairy industry has focused on proper nutrition and management practices to prevent disease. Another method that is gaining popularity is the use of genetics to select for healthier cows with naturally superior immune responses. FULL STORY »
Good genetic merit for fertility matters
Research results published in the July Journal of Dairy Science demonstrate, for the first time, that genetic merit for fertility has pronounced effects on key reproductive parameters. FULL STORY »
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