Conception & Fertitlity

"Kiss of death" found for bovine sperm

University of Missouri researchers have found how to identify faulty sperm and remove them from the artificial insemination equation. 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Cool cows to improve reproduction

Many events necessary for establishment of pregnancy in dairy cattle can be compromised by heat stress. Providing cooling for a few days around ovulation can reduce the magnitude of heat stress on fertility. 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 »

Heat stress webinars coming up

Mark your calendar for two heat stress webinars coming up next month. 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 »

Impact of lameness on reproduction in grazing herds

While the link between lameness and reproduction has been studied for quite some time, less research has been done on the effects of lameness in cows on pasture. To provide information about this, one farm with 463 cows in the lower North Island of New Zealand participated in a study designed to assess the effect of clinical lameness on conception rate. FULL STORY »

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