May 1 2012
Welcome to A.I. breeding 101 - a virtual college class held here today! We have come a long way since the 1970s when fixed-time A.I. was first attempted in our industry. In those days, prostaglandin F2?...
April 26 2012
The top reproductive physiologists from around the world met in New Orleans this past summer to share advances in managing reproduction in dairy cows
April 24 2012
The August 10 Artificial Breeding column on page 490 highlighted a new reproduction protocol sheet created by the Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council. It is available on their website, www.dcrcouncil.org,...
April 23 2012
Probably among the best-known lines in English literature are from William Shakespeare's Hamlet's soliloquy: "To be, or not to be, that is the question." As dairy producers, you probably ask a similar...
April 20 2012
Ultrasynch - a simpler program to breed cows. Improved preg rates has been just one positive result of using ultrasynch, reports Dave Stanton of Saylor Dairy (left) and Stevie Braun of COBA Select Sires...
April 12 2012
What's the best timed A.I. program? There are so many synchronization programs that can be used on my dairy herd. My question for a future Artificial Breeding column is which synchronization program would...
April 2 2012
by Jeff Stevenson The author is professor of animal sciences at Kansas State University, Manhattan. Timed A.I. breeding programs have become very useful to dairy producers for a number of reasons, especially...
March 30 2012
One of the most valuable resources on any dairy is the replacement heifer. As a group, they represent the most fertile population of females on the farm. In addition, if your sire selection has been wise,...
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