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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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COVID-19-induced crisis mode is creating a scramble for short-term, and sometimes shortsighted, adjustments. Unfortunately, a narrow “right now” mindset doesn’t work for genetic plans.

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As a producer, you understand the importance of discovering practical and profitable approaches that ensure the future of your operation.

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When doing anything to scale, it is key to look for critical points where efficiencies can be maximized to ensure the most value for your dollar.

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We all agree that a deterioration in the reproductive performance of dairy cows can have a significant impact on the profitability of dairy farms. The immune system has been shown to play an important role in reproduction.

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A near-perfect storm has created an opportunity to add value to dairy calves not destined for the milking string. While dairy herd numbers remain fairly steady, improved milk production efficiencies have reduced the pace of replacement animals entering the herd.

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These days, repro programs on progressive dairies are well-oiled machines. When it comes to annual pregnancy rates, we now tend to see more dairies around 30% than we see at 20%. And a 40+% annual average is no longer an unattainable dream of the future.

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