Brenda Brady

Discover the Award-Winning Repro Program at Truttmann Dairy

Truttmann Dairy, LLC in Blanchardville, Wisconsin, is the Platinum award winner for the less than 500-cow category of the GENEX Excellence in Genetics & Reproduction awards. Here they share details on the reproduction program that has enabled them to claim that Platinum award two years in a row! Truttmann Dairy, located in southern Wisconsin, is …

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Understanding the Effects of Stress on Embryonic Mortality

Embryonic loss is the greatest economic loss in the beef cow/calf industry. Therefore, your management decisions around breeding time should consider factors that may influence embryonic mortality and calf survivability, including timing of animal transport as well as heat stress. In this article, Sarah Fields, a previous Graduate Research Assistant in Beef Production, and Dr. …

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Breeder Checkups Help Drive Repro Success

Today’s farm-employed breeders may be graduates of an artificial insemination (A.I.) school or may simply have received on-the-job training. Regardless, continual learning and evaluation is necessary to ensure ongoing breeding program success. The GENEX A.I. AccuCheckSM program was built for this purpose. It is aimed at observing, evaluating, educating and assisting herd inseminators so they …

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The Importance of Synchronization Compliance

Female nutrition, working facilities and even the weather can have a significant impact on the success of a synchronization program. While some of those factors can be controlled by the producer, others cannot. One of the biggest factors in determining the success of a synchronization program, however, can be controlled entirely by you. That factor …

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URUS Dairy Influencer Recognized by World Dairy Expo

URUS is extremely proud and honored that, based on his instrumental contributions to the dairy industry and his community, peers nominated and selected Wijnand Pon as a 2020 World Dairy Expo Recognition Award winner. Wijnand Pon is a man who never stops chasing his dreams. With his positive energy, passion for the dairy industry, and …

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