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Minimizing Interservice Intervals
Minimizing Interservice Intervals - Videos Videos

Minimizing Interservice Intervals

Andrew Sandeen

9:45

This video defines interservice intervals and provides suggestions for how to improve them to maximize reproductive efficiency and dairy herd profitability. 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
Scott Bauer, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org
Trouble-shooting Infertility Problems in Cattle - Articles Articles
This fact sheet examines problem areas related to anestrus, repeat breeding, pregnancy loss, and postpartum disorders. More
Factors Causing Uterine Infections in Cattle
Factors Causing Uterine Infections in Cattle - Articles Articles
Topic areas in this publication include nutritional factors, environment, calving assistance, postpartum infusions, inaccurate heat detection, and organisms. More
Artificial Insemination Technique
Artificial Insemination Technique - Articles Articles
This article provides a review for those already familiar with AI technique, emphasizing reproductive anatomy, sanitation, and accuracy of semen deposition. More
Storing and Handling Frozen Semen
Storing and Handling Frozen Semen - Articles Articles
This article covers proper semen tank management, thawing of semen, insemination of synchronized groups, and additional pointers. More
Systematic Breeding Programs
Systematic Breeding Programs - Articles Articles
This article explains the value of systematic breeding programs for dairy cattle, how hormones are used, and factors important to achieving success. More
Pasture, Body Condition, and Reproduction
Pasture, Body Condition, and Reproduction - Articles Articles
Pasture systems often result in lower BCS or greater loss of BCS during the first 1 to 2 months of lactation, and supplementation to restore body condition has many benefits. More
Trends in Age at Calving of Heifers in Pennsylvania
Trends in Age at Calving of Heifers in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles
Age at first calving impacts the total costs of raising heifers. This article examines DHI data on age at first calving in Pennsylvania Holsteins. More
A Long-Term Mindset for Reproductive Management
A Long-Term Mindset for Reproductive Management - Articles Articles
As we look at reproductive management and its impact on overall success of a dairy operation, it is clearly a critical component. More
Cyclicity in Dairy Cows: Defining the Issue
Cyclicity in Dairy Cows: Defining the Issue - Articles Articles
Open cows that aren't cycling normally can hamper successful reproduction. More
Cyclicity in Dairy Cows: Postpartum Blues
Cyclicity in Dairy Cows: Postpartum Blues - Articles Articles
Ovulation is the critical event that must function correctly and be responded to in a timely manner in to establish a new pregnancy. More
Dealing with the Stubborn Corpus Luteum (CL) During a Timed AI Program
Dealing with the Stubborn Corpus Luteum (CL) During a Timed AI Program - Articles Articles
Some of the latest, greatest timed artificial insemination (AI) protocols have become pretty complex, but not without valid reasons. More
Use of Activity Monitors to Predict Ovulation and Get Cows Pregnant
Use of Activity Monitors to Predict Ovulation and Get Cows Pregnant - Articles Articles
Activity monitors may consistently predict ovulation and pinpoint the perfect time to breed cows. More
Genomics, Ovum Pick-Up, and In Vitro Fertilization
Genomics, Ovum Pick-Up, and In Vitro Fertilization - Articles Articles
Is the dairy industry ready to use genomics, ovum pick-up, and in vitro fertilization technologies to achieve the “next level” of genetic progress? More
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