Don't compromise A.I. procedures

It is common to observe large within-herd variation in A.I. technician procedures, but that can compromise conception rates. Here is a look at what it might be costing you. FULL STORY »

What is subclinical ketosis costing you?

A lack of clinical signs makes it difficult to detect subclinical ketosis. Here are some ways to evaluate the occurrence of this fresh-cow disorder on your operation. FULL STORY »

New reproduction program cost calculator

An online worksheet from the PRO-DAIRY team at Cornell University can help you determine the costs associated with getting dairy animals checked pregnant. FULL STORY »

Dairies recognized for reproductive excellence

And, they share some of the things they are doing. FULL STORY »

Selective dairy breeding may prevent lameness, boost productivity

Dairies could increase their efficiency and improve the health of their herds if they considered lameness and hoof health when they develop breeding plans, suggests a new study led by UC Davis researchers. FULL STORY »

Be aware of aflatoxin in corn grain, silage

Heat and drought over the summer months created an ideal environment for Aspergillus ear rot to form in corn grain and silage. The disease is caused by a fungus that may produce aflatoxin, which can be harmful to livestock. FULL STORY »

Annual repro meeting on tap

The 2012 Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council Annual Meeting is coming up. Make plans to attend Nov. 8-9 in Sacramento, Calif. The latest in dairy reproductive technology will be showcased and discussed. FULL STORY »

Financial impact of pregnancy rates

The goal should be to have an average 21-day pregnancy rate greater than 20 percent. Learn what is the most common profit-stealing culprit behind low pregnancy rates. FULL STORY »

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 »

How much money are you losing to inbreeding?

New research confirms economic impact of inbreeding. FULL STORY »

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