Heat Detection

AI success with timed breeding versus detected heat

Researchers in Alberta compared the outcome of using sexed semen in heifers inseminated upon detected heat, versus those enrolled in a timed AI program. FULL STORY »

Back to the basics: Factors that influence reproduction

Here is a simple way to look at four major factors that influence reproductive performance in dairy cows. FULL STORY »

Heifer fertility factors

When it comes to heifer fertility, reproductive experts say to focus your efforts on those factors that you can control through your actions and decision-making. FULL STORY »

Step up heat detection in repeat breeders

Are repeat breeders a problem area in your reproduction program? Here is some advice to help you improve heat detection and pregnancy rates in these cows. FULL STORY »

Has estrus detection 'gone to the dogs'?

German research shows that dogs can detect estrus by smelling the saliva of dairy cows, but they need to work on their accuracy. 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 »

Harness the power of rumination

Rumination monitoring can provide an early window for diagnosis of cows with health problems. FULL STORY »

Synch programs explained

Here is some helpful advice for understanding and using estrus and ovulation synchronization in the lactating dairy herd. 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 »

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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