Dairy Herd Management

Because Getting by isn’t Good Enough … Tips for Writing Standard Operating Procedures

Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn Xun Kuang Standard operating procedures (SOPs) have been a part of my life since I began working in our maternity facility at the age of 15. I have continued to create, document and execute effective SOPs for research trials …

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Family Dairy Focuses on the Future with Heifer Repro Program

Vander Woude Dairy of Merced, California, claims a platinum award in the heifer category of the GENEX Excellence in Genetics & Reproduction awards. Discover how this family farm utilizes a strategic approach and progressive mindset to achieve their vision of productive and profitable, low maintenance cows. The ultimate goal at Vander Woude Dairy near Merced, …

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A Winning Combo of Production & Reproduction

The Verhoef family of Ontario, Canada, attribute their herd’s high production and award-winning reproduction to their attention to detail and demand for perfection. Read on to learn about the animal management and repro protocols that earned this 240-cow dairy Platinum recognition in the International category of the GENEX Excellence in Genetics & Reproductions awards. Reinoud …

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Strassburgs Change Strategy and Drive Results

While putting even more intense focus on genetic improvement and managing the number of replacements produced, Strassburg Creek Dairy in northeast Wisconsin ramped up their reproduction program and earned Platinum recognition in the 500 to 2,000-cow category for this year’s Excellence in Reproduction & Genetics Awards. Learn more about their program and the changes they’ve …

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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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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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