The March 25th event is free, but registration is required
Over the past two decades, a reproduction revolution has occurred in the dairy industry. Twenty years ago, the 21-day pregnancy rate in U.S. dairy herds averaged about 14% with conception rates rarely exceeding 40%.
Today, the average 21-day pregnancy rate in the U.S. exceeds 21%. With more than 60% of Dairy Records Management System’s Holstein herds achieving 21-day pregnancy rates greater than 20% and average conception rates exceeding 50% in high-producing Holsteins, the reproduction revolution continues.
Despite this increase in reproductive performance, many veterinarians, nutritionists, and consultants observe dramatic variation in reproductive performance among herds that manage reproduction using the exact same reproductive management programs.
Check-in for the Dairy Reproduction Revolution Seminar begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by a complimentary lunch at noon. The seminar is sponsored by Extension offices in Calumet, Door, Fond du Lac, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Ozaukee, and Washington counties. Financial support for this event is provided by Parnell Living Science.
For information about the seminar, please visit https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/dairy/events/dairy-reproduction-seminar/, contact Angie Ulness, or one of the extension agriculture agents/educators in the sponsoring counties.