Genetic selection in dairy cattle has long been used to help improve milk production and other traits that make dairy cattle more efficient, but attention to fertility hasn’t been a big part of the mix until recently.
By Journal of Dairy Science
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On-label management option helps induce estrous cycles in anestrous lactating dairy cows.
By Denise Beam and Kenneth J. Stalder, Iowa State University
Calf body weight and hip height could be useful indicators of subsequent milk yield.
Artificial insemination has been around for more than 75 years. Gary Hennip with Penn State Dairy Extension suggests that new technologies may soon be replacing A.I. as the primary means of dairy genetic advancement.