Synchronization

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 »

Beef synch protocol has potential for dairy cows

Researchers are looking into how a standard beef timed-A.I. program can benefit dairy cows. FULL STORY »

Is it a good idea to "cherry pick" cows in a synch protocol?

The answer has shifted back and forth over the years, but the latest advice is to adapt your strategy as dictated by herd performance. 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 »

Get help with reproduction protocols

The Dairy Cow Reproduction Protocol sheet is a two-page document that depicts programs for first AI and resynchronization. FULL STORY »

New technologies, outreach boost dairy cattle fertility

Increasing the reproductive efficiency of dairy cattle by getting the highest possible number of cows pregnant in the same period of time has always been a challenge for the industry. 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 »

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 »

Economics of pregnancy diagnostic tests

One tool producers are using to identify nonpregnant cows earlier is blood pregnancy tests. Learn about the financial impact of these chemical tests in a resynchronization program. FULL STORY »

Integration of synch programs and estrus detection

Less than 45% of cows are pregnant after the first service, and a significantly smaller percentage are pregnant after the second service. Establishing a robust synchronization protocol is important to ensure that cows are inseminated in a timely manner. FULL STORY »

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