Your Herd’s Reproductive Status

Published on: 01/31/2017
Author/s : Ray Nebel, PhD. / V.P. Tech Services Programs, Select Sires Inc.

Maintaining a high level of reproductive efficiency is required if dairy herd profitability is to be maximized. Reproductive performance of a dairy herd is a function of certain management policies and how well these management policies are implemented in the day-today management of the herd. The first step in evaluating the reproductive performance is to identify key measurements and use them as...

Joe Magadi
Re: Your Herd’s Reproductive Status
31/01/2017 | Hi Ray,

Many thanks for a comprehensive and yet well thought management information. I wonder if you could comment on critical aspects of nutrition and their impact on reproductive efficiency and health particularly in the transition period.
Re: Your Herd’s Reproductive Status
02/02/2017 | Wonderful categorization of problems we are aware of and fail to prioritize... Nutritional aspects need to be added to make it complete.
Re: Your Herd’s Reproductive Status
04/02/2017 | Good categorisation of reproductive problems in this article but during early lactation animals may be in negative energy balance will not show heat symptoms so nutritional requirements including trace minerals supplementation also important,
Re: Your Herd’s Reproductive Status
19/02/2017 |

Very good categorizer of reproductive problems in field.

Mostafa Badri
Dairy producer
Re: Your Herd’s Reproductive Status
07/03/2017 | So many thanks.
Re: Your Herd’s Reproductive Status
21/04/2017 | I don't who I offend if I would start a discussion that give cows the opportunity to mate and populate naturally. It's time we start treating cows as animals and all hell about acidosis , low fertility etc etc will go
Ali Husnain
Veterinary Doctor
Re: Your Herd’s Reproductive Status
24/05/2017 | Article was excellent to evaluate the reproductive efficiency of dairy herd. Thank you Dr. Ray Nebel. I would like to ask question does all these parameters would be same for those herd experiencing more hot and humid weathers that of the averages?
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