Reproductive efficiency in a herd is related to the capability of get the cows pregnant in a timely manner. Reproduction is key for success on a dairy farm and it’s highly associated with profitability.
The relationship between reproduction and profitability can be easily understood. A dairy that is unable to consistently get cows pregnant will neither have cows freshening, nor will they have cows milking. This, in turn, means no money coming in.
Although this can sound like simple math, the process becomes more complex when efficiency is considered. As much as milk production is crucial for a dairy farm, the investments made to get a cow pregnant and the time it takes between calvings also determine a sustainable operation.
A good way to approach reproduction on a dairy farm is to understand that all the variables within the farm are connected. These variables can be split into five major pillars: animals, people, management protocols, environment, and semen/embryos. This covers most of the area that can affect herd fertility. By categorizing things in this manner, whenever one of the buckets are underperforming, we can quickly identify and mitigate problems, avoiding tricky situations when a herd problem is kept in the blind spot.
ABS offerings on reproduction include:
The Technical and Genetic Service (TAG) team serves as trusted genetic and reproduction advisors for customers through our pioneering technology, expertly-trained consultants and customer-centric approach, which serve to drive genetic […]Learn More
Genetic Management System
The mating program you can trust with a robust database. Knowing the impact genetics have on a herd and profitability over time led our team in 1968 to develop the […]Learn More
Sexcel is Leading the Way for Sexed Semen
Using Sexcel, customers have the power to decide with, as much precision as biology and technology currently allows, which part of the herd will pass on their genetics and make replacement heifers for the next generation.Learn More