Heat Detection

Use behavior to determine stage of estrous cycle

Researchers in Norway recently completed a study evaluating behavior associated with standing estrus in lactating dairy cows, in addition to the behavioral changes during a complete estrous cycle. The research was reported in the March 2011 Journal of Dairy Science. FULL STORY »

Analyze the economics of your dairy’s reproductive program

Quickly, what is the cost-benefit of improving your 21-day pregnancy rate from 15 percent to 20 percent? Not many farmers can accurately answer that off the top of their head. But that information can be critical to your profitability. To help calculate the right response for your farm, check out the “Dairy Reproductive Economic Analysis” tool from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. FULL STORY »

New strategies for heifer reproduction

A significant aspect of proper heifer rearing is good reproductive management. At the 2010 Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council Annual Meeting in St. Paul, Minn., Ricardo Chebel, assistant professor at the University of Minnesota explored new strategies available for reproductive management of dairy heifers. FULL STORY »

Managing reproductive performance during times of heat stress

The tell-tale signs are there: fewer cows showing signs of estrus, inconsistent heats, more cows open after insemination. FULL STORY »

Reproductive decision-making widgets

These new tools can help you make better reproductive management decisions on your dairy. FULL STORY »

Improve your AI success

Use these checklists to make sure your AI program is on track. FULL STORY »

Check out the summer AI bull census

Latest list ranks available AI sires on milk, fat and protein values. FULL STORY »

Take heifer reproduction to the next level

We know a lot about lactating animal reproductive performance, but much less exists when it comes to heifer reproduction benchmarks. FULL STORY »

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