Reproductive Management

Metritis impacts key cow performance parameters

Recent research shows that dairy cow feeding behavior during the early transition period is an indicator of metritis risk. 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 »

Repro Money testimonial on YouTube Play video

See what one Wisconsin dairy farm family has to say about an extension program designed to help improve herd reproductive efficiency. FULL STORY »

Economics of heat stress

Heat stress decreases milk production, feed intake and reproduction and increases the risks of lameness and culling. Here are some estimates of the economic losses. FULL STORY »

Breeding soundness exams

A breeding soundness exam is a vastly underutilized screening tool to gauge the reproductive potential of dairy bulls. FULL STORY »

Check out these repro papers

The papers, from the recent Kentucky Dairy Partners Annual Meeting, are a valuable resource on synchronization programs, timed-A.I., and early pregnancy diagnosis. FULL STORY »

Recording of heat stress webinar now available

The webinar examines various strategies that can help subside summer’s negative effects on reproduction. FULL STORY »

Register for heat stress webinar

Reproductive failure and summer heat stress are the focus of next week’s webinar from the Dairy eXtension learning community. FULL STORY »

DCHA tip of the week: Heifer breeding strategies

There are a number of different ways to get heifers bred quicker once they enter the breeding pen. Here are some strategies to consider. FULL STORY »

DCHA tip of the week: Advice for problem breeders

There are a number of reasons why some heifers just don't seem to come into heat. One custom heifer grower shares synch strategies that work on his operation. FULL STORY »

Five easy steps to better heifer reproduction

Producers who think their heifer reproduction programs are on track may want to look again. Conception rate and percentage of heifers pregnant within three services are metrics commonly used to track performance of heifer reproduction. Unfortunately, time is the missing component from both of these heifer reproductive measurements. FULL STORY »

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