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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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A heifer doesn’t generate revenue for the farm until she starts putting milk in the bulk tank. Up until she begins her first lactation, estimates are that the average heifer costs $2.50 per day to raise.

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Holstein Canada recently awarded a second Master Breeder shield to a man who has had a great impact on the industry in Canada and around the world. Albert Cormier grew up on a dairy farm in Prince Edward Island, where he developed a keen interest in breeding Holstein cattle.

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The following data represents statistics and trends in Canadian dairy cattle breeding.

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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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