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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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Good luck in business is financial strategy in disguise. The most successful business owners have a financial game plan. Talent and hard work can only take a business so far.

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Properly identifying uterine diseases like metritis and developing effective treatment protocols can be a bit of a challenge for dairy farmers and their management teams.

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In the game of dairy herd reproduction, it’s the simple things that separate the top-performing herds from the rest. If you’re looking to up your game in terms of reproductive performance, get back to the basics with these five fundamental tips.

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For years, 50 to 60 days has been branded as the ideal length of time between calving and first service, but a recent study is looking at how giving dairy cows closer to 90 days before breeding could impact reproductive performance, and the results may surprise you.

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Investigating the underlying factors of dairy reproductive performance is a lot like peeling an onion – the more you look, the more layers you find. Of course, nutrition is one such layer that has considerable effects on reproduction.

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Correct time of insemination is important to ensure conception but also to make sure the embryo has the best conditions to survive long term. An old oocyte has higher probabilities of early embryonic death, and if we breed too early, the sperm may die before the oocyte is ready to be fertilized.

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