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Risk Management for Reproduction Programs - Articles Articles
Risk management must address big-picture financial aspects; however, it is also relevant to specific areas of management, such as reproduction. More
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Make Your New Year’s Resolution Stick - Articles Articles

Make Your New Year’s Resolution Stick

Katie Greenawalt, MS, CHES

What is your New Year's Resolution? More
De-stress for Health
De-stress for Health - Articles Articles

De-stress for Health

Katie Greenawalt, MS, CHES

When it exceeds a certain level, stress stops being beneficial and can cause major damage to your body, mind, and health. More
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The Fat in Different Dairy Products - Articles Articles
Learn about the impact milk fat has on human health and how it differs between various dairy products. More
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The Ketogenic Diet: Is It For You? - Articles Articles

The Ketogenic Diet: Is It For You?

Katie Greenawalt, MS, CHES, Sami Schug

The ketogenic or "keto" diet for weight loss is stirring up conversation in the nutrition community. Before deciding if this diet is for you, it is important to explore both sides of the issue. More
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Mindfull or Mindful? - Articles Articles

Mindfull or Mindful?

Katie Greenawalt, MS, CHES

This article explains what mindfulness is, details mindfulness meditation, gives the major benefits of mindfulness, and provides examples of ways to be more mindful every day. 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
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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
Minimizing Interservice Intervals
Minimizing Interservice Intervals - Videos Videos

Minimizing Interservice Intervals

Andrew Sandeen

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This video defines interservice intervals and provides suggestions for how to improve them to maximize reproductive efficiency and dairy herd profitability. 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
Food is a central part of life in every culture. And eating with others is meaningful. The foods may be different, such as this ugali (corn porridge) and dried fish from Tanzania, but the significance of eating together isn’t.
Making the Most of Cross-Cultural Encounters - Articles Articles
Understanding differences between cultures can provide helpful insight for situations encountered everywhere in our increasingly global society, including common encounters on U.S. farms. 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
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
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
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
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
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