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 »
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 »
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 »
Check out these teaching materials
Modules are available to help you train and improve the skills of dairy workers in six subject areas. The materials include both English and Spanish versions. FULL STORY »
Improving claw health enhances fertility
Lameness prevalence and severity is often underestimated on dairy farms. However, available data clearly supports the notion that lameness compromises reproductive performance. FULL STORY »
Enhance repro performance with EFAs
Dairies committed to reproductive excellence know nutrition is a key driver of reproductive success. A sound nutrition program helps promote a healthy uterus during and after calving and enables cows to perform at their best. FULL STORY »
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