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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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This summer, the heifer barn at Cranbrook Farms Ltd. in Brussels, Ontario, was getting crowded. Joe and Barb Terpstra decided to use genomics to aid in their culling decisions and also confirm if their breeding program was actually meeting its goals.

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To make more money on a commercial farm, dairy producers should aim to work with a herd of cows with longevity and have good milk production with the lowest costs possible.

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The last 80 years have seen great innovations in the field of assisted reproductive technologies, which has rendered farmers and their agricultural businesses more efficient and more profitable.

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The reasons for seeking optimal reproductive results in your dairy herd are many. However, given the current dairy economic climate, the financial consequences of poor reproductive performance are even more top-of-mind for most dairy farmers.

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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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