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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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Getting cows pregnant has multiple financial benefits, including another lactation and additional replacement heifers.

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Although many years of research and use have proven rBST (Posilac) safe to the cow and the consumer, as well as effective in increasing the efficiency of milk production (increase milk yield 10 to 15 percent), an effort to remove this efficacious biotechnology from the dairy farmer’s repertoire is ongoing and gaining traction.

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With the emergence and wide acceptance of sexed semen, producers are finding their own unique application of this latest technology.

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Improvements to dairy cattle reproduction are made in a myriad of ways.

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Reliability and stability exemplified by ABS second crop sires
With the release of the January 2009 Sire Summary data, ABS second crop sires proved once again to lead the dairy industry with the addition of three ABS Diamond Sires (1,000 milking daughters) and two sires reaching the one million unit milestone.

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Successful reproductive managers have only so many hours everyday to accomplish a multitude of tasks.

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