Don't compromise A.I. procedures
It is common to observe large within-herd variation in A.I. technician procedures, but that can compromise conception rates. Here is a look at what it might be costing you. FULL STORY »
What is subclinical ketosis costing you?
A lack of clinical signs makes it difficult to detect subclinical ketosis. Here are some ways to evaluate the occurrence of this fresh-cow disorder on your operation. FULL STORY »
New reproduction program cost calculator
An online worksheet from the PRO-DAIRY team at Cornell University can help you determine the costs associated with getting dairy animals checked pregnant. FULL STORY »
Be aware of aflatoxin in corn grain, silage
Heat and drought over the summer months created an ideal environment for Aspergillus ear rot to form in corn grain and silage. The disease is caused by a fungus that may produce aflatoxin, which can be harmful to livestock. FULL STORY »
Annual repro meeting on tap
The 2012 Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council Annual Meeting is coming up. Make plans to attend Nov. 8-9 in Sacramento, Calif. The latest in dairy reproductive technology will be showcased and discussed. FULL STORY »
"Tools for Teams" workshop
The program, presented by the Penn State Extension Dairy Team, will highlight the use of various whole-farm and team-management tools to help teams improve success. The first workshop will be held on Oct. 30. FULL STORY »
Dairy producers benefit from using sexed semen
Kansas State University reproductive physiologist Jeff Stevenson discusses how sexed semen or gender-biased semen offers dairy producers a cost-effective method for adding more females to the herd. FULL STORY »
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