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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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No matter how you look at it – genetics, efficiency or production – the national Holstein herd is a piece of artistry, something breeders of today and yesteryear can be proud of.

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Determining the effectiveness of genetic evaluations for stillbirth in additional U.S. dairy breeds was the research focus for Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding (CDCB) intern Anil Sigdel in summer 2021.

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Sorted semen has enabled important changes in how producers manage replacement programs while optimizing overall genetic progress.

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Twenty-five years ago, reproduction protocols changed for the better with the introduction of Ovsynch to the dairy industry.

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Your sexed semen costs might be higher than they should be, but not because your A.I. sales representative is deceiving you. Many dairies overspend on the volume of sexed semen purchased.

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While achieving a 20% pregnancy rate was at one time the goal, today’s herds are striving for so much more and achieving great reproduction through improvements in genetics, sync programs, on-farm management and by elevating the plane of nutrition.

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