How to beat the heat this summer

The effects of heat stress on milk production and reproduction can be quite severe. Here are some methods to help you minimize heat stress this season. FULL STORY »

Improving reproductive efficiency adds value

Improving 21-day pregnancy rates from 13 percent to 22 percent could result in a value of $188 per cow per year, or $37,600 for a 200-cow dairy herd, according to a University of Wisconsin dairy scientist. FULL STORY »

YouTube videos highlight dairy research

The Faculty of Land and Food Systems at the University of British Columbia has launched four news videos featuring the Dairy Education and Research Centre. FULL STORY »

Get help with reproduction protocols

The Dairy Cow Reproduction Protocol sheet is a two-page document that depicts programs for first AI and resynchronization. FULL STORY »

Breeding heifers by size can impact profit potential

Over the last 10 years there has been more emphasis on growing heifer calves faster and better in order to maximize performance and health of the animal over its lifetime. However, these bigger heifers are not being bred early enough in many situations to take full advantage of the more aggressive calf growth. FULL STORY »

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 »

Guidelines for whole-herd BVD testing

Cutting out BVD testing may produce short-term financial savings, but could have devastating, long-term consequences. The Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council offers guidelines for whole-herd BVD control programs. FULL STORY »

Stocking rate shows little influence on reproductive performance

Researchers in Ireland recently evaluated the impact of increased stocking densities on herd reproductive performance. FULL STORY »

Should you "cherry pick" during estrus synch?

Although new timed-AI protocols are developed and evaluated constantly, the importance of inseminating cows based on signs of estrus continues to be significant. FULL STORY »

Research identifies method to remove faulty sperm from AI process

All bull semen is not created equal, but Peter Sutovsky has found a way to level the bovine-fertility playing field. FULL STORY »

Heat stress and estrus expression

Create changes to alleviate some of the effects of heat stress on the reproductive performance of lactating cows. FULL STORY »

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