10 goals you must keep during heat stress
Phoenix, Ariz., was the perfect backdrop for a discussion on heat stress in dairy cattle. Learn what one expert had to say during a dairy science meeting held there last week. FULL STORY »
Online dairy courses to be offered
Advanced Dairy Management and Diagnostics covers a wide range of topics related to dairy farm management, including calf and heifer management, pasture and forage systems, housing, milking systems and more. Advanced Dairy Reproduction focuses on all phases of reproductive physiology. FULL STORY »
Why are my cows not getting pregnant in the fall?
The effects of heat stress that we have experienced thus far during the summer of 2012 will linger into the fall when the heat of the summer has long passed. FULL STORY »
Progesterone may help increase summer fertility
New research shows post-A.I. use of a controlled intravaginal drug-releasing (CIDR) insert containing progesterone may help improve summer conception rates. FULL STORY »
Is it a good idea to "cherry pick" cows in a synch protocol?
The answer has shifted back and forth over the years, but the latest advice is to adapt your strategy as dictated by herd performance. FULL STORY »
Identify the risk factors for non-cycling cows
What are some of the risk factors for postpartum cows to be anovular (non-cycling) for a prolonged length of time? Researchers at the University of Guelph set out to find some answers. FULL STORY »
Improve calving pen management
Calving pens are typically thought of as the culmination of a dairy’s reproduction program, but they are actually the start of the process and directly impact the subsequent pregnancy. FULL STORY »
Simple steps to identify and treat metritis
Metritis is one of the most common fresh cow diseases. Typically diagnosed during the first 10 days in milk, metritis is a uterine infection that can affect up to 30 percent of a dairy herd. FULL STORY »
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