On March 14th, we’ll be having another Reproducing Profitability Workshop at the Kickapoo Inn: 827 W. Kickapoo St. Readstown,WI. Click on the link below for details. Repro_Money_Roadshow_2013_VernonCrawford As with the past workshops,thanks to our generous sponsors, we’ll have door prizes and lunch provided. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn the latest research and [...]Read More
“Don’t settle for good enough.” That’s the advice that Todd Augustian gives to other dairy producers considering making improvements to their breeding programs. As a recent participant in the UW-Extension Repro Money program, he has been able to take his herd’s reproduction to the next level.Read More
UW-Extension State-wide Workshops Focus on Reproductive Efficiency on Dairy Farms-January and February 2013
Madison, Wis. – Are you a dairy producer, veterinarian, or consultant interested in learning about the latest innovations in dairy reproductive programs to improve reproductive efficiency and profitability? If so, make plans to attend a University of Wisconsin-Extension Reproducing Profitability workshop in January or February. These solution-oriented workshops provide practical ideas that will be able [...]Read More
Southern Wisconsin is now in drought conditions that rival those of 1988. These conditions pose challenges for all Wisconsin residents, both urban and rural.
Potential crop losses may prove stressful to cash grain farmers as they struggle to meet commitments, and for livestock farmers who require large amounts of quality feed and forage. Urban residents wonder what to do about their lawns, gardens and trees. Everyone is concerned about heat exhaustion.
While University of Wisconsin-Extension cannot do anything about the rain, there are choices to be made about capturing as much gain as possible from drought-affected acres, making decisions about herd management and knowing how to avoid heat stress.Read More
World Dairy Expo is the international dairy meeting place, a five day event showcasing the finest in dairy genetics and the newest technologies available to the dairy industry. Come to the World Dairy Expo and find out how the Repro Money Program can help you see how your reproductive program is working and what other [...]Read More
Definition of Heat Stress: Heat stress or hyperthermia occurs in dairy cows when the metabolic heat produced by the cow in combination with heat from the environment exceeds the cow’s ability to loose heat to the environment. While all mammals can experience heat stress, the temperature threshold at which a lactating dairy cow experiences heat [...]Read More
Improving 21-day pregnancy rates from 13 percent to 22 percent could result in a value of $188 per cow per year, or $37,600 for a 200-cow dairy herd, according to Dr. Victor Cabrera, UW-Madison dairy scientist, who spoke on the value of improving reproductive efficiency during last week’s Repro Money workshop in Gillette. Cabrera shared his research on the economic gains of improving a herd’s reproductive performance and the tools he has developed to empower dairy producers to estimate their own potential for increased profitability.
“You know that improving reproductive efficiency will help make you more money, but I would like to share with you the quantification of how much more money you could expect by making some changes to your productive program,” Cabrera said. Over the past few yearsRead More