Getting dairy cattle bred in a timely fashion is critical for dairy farm profitability. To accomplish this, producers must improve detection of heat cycles, methods of pregnancy diagnosis, and dairy cattle reproductive management.
UW-Extension Fond du Lac and UW-Extension Washington and Ozaukee Counties will each be hosting an one-half day “Extension Insight: Dairy Reproduction” Management Meeting on Thursday, March 1, 2018. The morning session (10 am to 12 noon) will be held at the American Legion Hall-Belgium Post 412, 665 Park Street, Belgium. The afternoon session (1 pm to 3 pm) will be held at UW-Extension Fond du Lac County, 400 University Drive, Fond du Lac.
Featured presenters will focus on various aspects to achieve high pregnancy and fertility rates. Speakers and topics include: UW-Extension Dairy Reproductive Specialist Paul Fricke on “Use of Reproductive Technology to Achieve High Pregnancy Rates” and “Management Barriers to High Fertility”. With an increase in heifer inventories, UW-Extension Dairy Agents Tina Kohlman & Steph Plaster will discuss “To Cull or Not to Cull: A Look at the Replacement Herd”.
The program is open to any individuals with interest regarding dairy reproduction. There is no fee for the program; however, pre-registration by Tuesday, February 27 is strongly encouraged to ensure materials and light refreshments.
Detailed agenda and registration information for the Reproduction Insight meeting is on the UW-Extension Dairy Team Calendar at https://fyi.uwex.edu/dairy/events/repro-insight-ozaukee-co/. Online registration for either session is available at http://goo.gl/FRnXTt.
For additional information, or to register for the meeting, via phone or email, please contact UW-Extension Agriculture Agent Steph Plaster at [email protected] or 262.335.4477, or UW-Extension Fond du Lac County Tina Kohlman at [email protected] or 920.929.3180.
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