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February 1, 2015


In This Issue

  • Tips to fine-tune dairy heifer reproductive programs
  • How to get more milk out of your dry cow
  • Sexed semen is more than just making more heifers
  • 3 Open Minutes with new DFC Executive Director Caroline Emond


  • On Jan. 19, Caroline Emond began her position as executive director of Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC). Emond is a lawyer and lobbyist with more than 20 years of experience, including a previous position at DFC from 1998 to 2006.

    Before Emond had a chance to sit down in her new office, Progressive Dairyman Editor Karen Lee interviewed her to learn more about her experiences and what she will bring to the leadership of Canada’s largest dairy organization.

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  • All ketosis cases are not created equal, but diagnosing cows with Type 1 or Type 2 may make all the difference in treatment success.

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  • In recent decades, genetic advancement has improved milk production and composition but at the cost of fertility and life span.

    At the beginning of lactation, cows have high energy requirements due to an increase in milk production. When a cow is unable to consume enough energy, excessive body fat mobilization will occur, resulting in loss of body condition, indicating a negative energy balance.

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