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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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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
Protein Supplements: Are They for You?
Protein Supplements: Are They for You? - Videos Videos

Protein Supplements: Are They for You?

Nancy Routch, RD, LDN, Erica Hill

7:47

In this video, you will learn what protein is, why people take protein supplements, the various protein requirements, the pros and cons of taking protein, and the sources of protein found in protein supplements. 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
Strength Training
StrongWomen Strength Training Program Offered - News News
Carlisle, Mechanicsburg, and New Cumberland morning strength training classes for men and women. 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

9:45

This video defines interservice intervals and provides suggestions for how to improve them to maximize reproductive efficiency and dairy herd profitability. More
Whole Grains: Nutrition Facts
Whole Grains: Nutrition Facts - Videos Videos

Whole Grains: Nutrition Facts

Nancy Routch, RD, LDN

8:11

Get the facts on whole grains: types, nutrition, ways to use in recipes, and more. Learn how whole grains help in health and chronic disease prevention. More
Fiber: Nutrition Facts
Fiber: Nutrition Facts - Videos Videos

Fiber: Nutrition Facts

Nancy Routch, RD, LDN

4:44

Learn how fiber can help in health and chronic disease prevention. Learn best food fiber choices and how to add them to your diet. 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
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Nuts about Nuts - Articles Articles

Nuts about Nuts

Nancy Routch, RD, LDN

Nuts are an important part of a healthy diet due to their many health benefits. Eaten as a snack food or an ingredient in recipes, nuts can give your diet a nutritional boost. 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
Make half your daily grain servings whole grains.
Whole Grains-Healthy Grains - Articles Articles

Whole Grains-Healthy Grains

Nancy Routch, RD, LDN

The U.S. Dietary Guidelines recommend we eat half our grains as whole grains; find out how. 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
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Fiber: More Than Something to Chew On! - Articles Articles
Fiber is an important part of our daily diet and plant foods are our major sources. More