Understanding how ovarian follicles develop and the interplay between hormones and other health factors in a non-pregnant dairy cow can be both fascinating and frustrating. Read the full article.
Have you seen the latest post on the CRI "Have You Herd?" blog? There are some nice photos of ESTROTECT™ Heat Detectors in use across the U.S. Click here to have a look.
Paying attention to transition cow management pays obvious dividends through improved health, increased production and lower culling rates. Read the full article.
Experience has been called the hardest teacher; first you get the test, and then you get the lesson. Read the full post article.
Using the right heat detection technology combined with consistent management practices will go a long way in improving your conception rates. Read the full post article.
Manipulating voluntary waiting period (VWP) length has a number of pros and cons. Researchers at the University of Florida set out to determine the effect of extending the VWP during the summer on profitability on a Florida dairy farm. Results…
Heat detecting forces one to slow down and observe; it also provides the observer with ample time to think. Read More
A cow should cycle within 80 days of calving and maintain an average calving interval of 365 days. Are yours? Read More
Five dairies sort the top of judges’ ballots for the 2013 Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council’s (DCRC) awards program. Read More (PDF)