Reproduction and Genetics

Information on dairy cattle optimal breeding time, estrous cycle, artificial insemination and calving, as well as how to predict ovulation.

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Why Cows Don't Get Pregnant
Why Cows Don't Get Pregnant - Articles Articles
Dairy cows don't always conceive after the first insemination attempt. There are a variety of causes that may contribute to conception failure. More
Photo credit: Andrew Sandeen
More Progesterone, Please - Articles Articles
Progesterone is essential for normal reproductive cycling; it inhibits estrus and controls follicle growth. But, some high-producing dairy cows have too little in circulation. More
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Technology Tuesdays - Webinars Webinars

Technology Tuesdays

Multiple Options Available

Free
This series of free webinars is geared toward dairy producers, employees, and agribusiness professionals. More
Dairy Farms
Dairy Management Mondays - Webinars Webinars

Dairy Management Mondays

Multiple Options Available

1 hour

Free
Designed for dairy producers, their employees and advisors, this series includes presentations on topics important to the management of the dairy farm. More
Is an Activity System Right for your Dairy
Is an Activity System Right for your Dairy - Webinars Webinars
Free
The use of activity/ health monitoring systems on dairy farms is discussed. More
Dairy Discussions
Dairy Discussions - Workshops Workshops

Dairy Discussions

01/30/2018

Commodore, PA

Free
An informal opportunity to discuss issues that are important for you and your dairy operation in a round-table discussion format More
Cow with an activity tag on her collar
Using Activity Systems to Identify Optimum Breeding Time - Articles Articles
An example of how one farmer is using data from an activity monitoring system to identify the optimum breeding time for his farm. More
Calving Alert Systems: Know Exactly When Your Cow is Calving
Calving Alert Systems: Know Exactly When Your Cow is Calving - Articles Articles
Technology takes monitoring cows at calving time to a new level. More
Characteristics of the Bovine Estrous Cycle
Characteristics of the Bovine Estrous Cycle - Videos Videos
This video introduces some of the key characteristics of the estrous cycle in cattle. More
Reproductive Disease
Reproductive Disease - Articles Articles

Reproductive Disease

Robert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD

A checklist to determine the relative biosecurity risk for reproductive disease in dairy herds. More
Photo credit: Andrew Sandeen
Is 60 the Magic Number? - Articles Articles

Is 60 the Magic Number?

Andrew Sandeen

Factors to consider before shifting voluntary waiting period or dry period length. More
Calving Season Preparation
Calving Season Preparation - Articles Articles
After baling hay and fighting snow to feed the cows, a dead calf can be a frustrating and costly result. Preparation and timely action will help make a successful calving season. More
Photo credit: Shannon Wingert
Importancia y Manejo del Calostro en el Ganado de Leche - Articles Articles
La ternera nace sin inmunidad humoral adecuada y depende casi totalmente de la transferencia pasiva de inmunoglobulinas maternas presentes en el calostro. More
Scott Bauer, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org
Trouble-shooting Infertility Problems in Cattle - Articles Articles
This article examines problem areas related to anestrus, repeat breeding, pregnancy loss, and postpartum disorders. More
Heat Detection and Timing of Insemination for Cattle
Heat Detection and Timing of Insemination for Cattle - Articles Articles
Topics covered in this publication include information about the bovine estrous cycle, heat detection, optimal timing of insemination, and tools for management. More
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