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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Risk Management for Reproduction Programs - Articles Articles
Risk management must address big-picture financial aspects, but it is also relevant to specific areas of management, such as reproduction. More
Is Your Cow Ready to Breed?
Is Your Cow Ready to Breed? - Webinars Webinars
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This free webinar recording is part of a Dairy Management Monday series, which includes presentations on topics important to managing a dairy farm. "Is Your Cow Ready to Breed?" was recorded on October 15, 2018. More
Benchmark Group: Activity Systems
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Benchmark Group: Activity Systems

03/28/2019

Bernville, PA

Free
This group will provide an opportunity for dairy farmers using activity systems on their farms to share their experience with the technology and learn best management practices from their peers. More
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Troubleshooting Reproduction in Dairy Farms - Workshops Workshops
Learn about crucial factors that negatively affect the reproductive performance of dairy cows, and the best management practices to monitor and control these risk factors. More
Metritis: Importancia de un Diagnóstico Certero
Metritis: Importancia de un Diagnóstico Certero - Webinars Webinars
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Metritis: The importance of an Accurate Diagnostic More
Profitable Pregnancies: Efficient Reproductive Management
Profitable Pregnancies: Efficient Reproductive Management - Webinars Webinars
Free
Designed for dairy producers, their employees and advisors, this free webinar is part of a Dairy Management Monday series, which includes presentations on topics important to managing a dairy farm. More
Calf Barn
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Transition Cows

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Free
This free webinar is part of a Technology Tuesday series geared toward dairy producers, employees, and agribusiness professionals. More
Agricultural Careers Online Course
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Agricultural Careers Online Course

07:00 PM 03/07/2019 - 08:30 PM 04/11/2019

$10.00
Join us for these weekly webinars as we cover a wide variety of interests that can pair your passions with a future career! More
Why Cows Don't Get Pregnant
Why Cows Don't Get Pregnant - Articles Articles

Why Cows Don't Get Pregnant

Andrew Sandeen

Dairy cows don't always conceive after the first insemination attempt. There are a variety of causes that may contribute to conception failure. More
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More Progesterone, Please - Articles Articles

More Progesterone, Please

Andrew Sandeen

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
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
Technology Tuesday
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Technology Tuesdays

Multiple Options Available

1 hour, 30 minutes

Free
This series of free webinars is geared toward dairy producers, employees, and agribusiness professionals. More
Dairy Management Monday
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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
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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
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
Minimizing Interservice Intervals
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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
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
Milk Progesterone Analysis for Determining Reproductive Status Milk Progesterone Analysis for Determining Reproductive Status - Articles
Topics include physiology, uses of milk progesterone analysis, tips for using milk progesterone, and distributors of milk progesterone tests. 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
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
Trends in Age at Calving of Heifers in Pennsylvania
Trends in Age at Calving of Heifers in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles

Trends in Age at Calving of Heifers in Pennsylvania

Jud Heinrichs, Coleen M. Jones

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
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
Predicting Pregnancy Loss
Predicting Pregnancy Loss - Articles Articles

Predicting Pregnancy Loss

Andrew Sandeen

Diagnosing pregnancy early identifies open cows and can help minimize days open and increase profitability, but losing confirmed pregnancies can be very frustrating. More
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