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A.I. & BREEDING

From estrus and heat detection to genomics and sexed semen, discover the latest information to improve reproductive performance.

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Over the past decade, the use of reproductive and genetic technologies has increased in dairy herds across Canada. The evolution of electronic activity monitoring and timed artificial insemination (A.I.) protocols has impacted the overall reproductive performance of the Canadian dairy herd.

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Proofs are not 100 percent accurate. Never have been, never will be. Every proof is simply the best approximation of the real genetic value of an animal.

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Advanced reproductive technologies such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) offer significant opportunities for genetic advancement in your dairy operation, but if you’re like most commercial producers, you have one burning question: “What is the economic return?” Evaluating the potential return on investment (ROI) is a critical first step to successful IVF adoption.

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The Master Breeder Award is the most prestigious award presented by Holstein Canada. It recognizes breeders’ cumulative success and rewards producers who breed “the complete package.”

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Canadian breed associations recently recognized some of Canada’s top herds with the prestigious Master Breeder award.

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We ask a lot of today’s dairy cow: She should milk well, produce high concentrations of milk components, remain healthy, breed back quickly and produce a live calf every 12 to 13 months.

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