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...

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Joe Magadi Joe Magadi
January 31, 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.
February 2, 2017
Wonderful categorization of problems we are aware of and fail to prioritize... Nutritional aspects need to be added to make it complete.
February 4, 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,
February 19, 2017

Very good categorizer of reproductive problems in field.

Mostafa Badri Mostafa Badri
Dairy producer
March 7, 2017
So many thanks.
April 21, 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 Ali Husnain
Veterinary Doctor
May 24, 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?
Kindly respond
September 12, 2019
Thanks for the information seen in your research. Can you comment nutrition cum age on reproduction?
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