DairyCast 0145 for March 28 2008

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  • Kylene Anderson, Sorted Semen Marketing Specialist with ABS Global, highlights the details of the semen sorting process as well as the offering available to you
  • Your reproduction synchronization protocol can determine your success rate for conception
  • Will the new California environmental laws become a precedent for other states to follow?

DairyCast 0137 for February 29 2008

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  • Transportation conference notes... How are we going to maintain control of the movement of our livestock?
  • National Pork Board initiative is preparing emergency responders for situations related to all livestock species.
  • Dr Milo Wiltbank looks at syncing up your reproductive technology with your management style and labor situation

Using Sexed Semen in Your Herd

The use of sexed semen in dairies across the country has continued to increase over the last several years, since its recent introduction into the market.

Talking with Kylene Anderson, Sorted Semen Marketing Specialist with ABS Global she says that there are several benefits to using sexed semen in your herd including creating 90% females, reducing the disease risk from purchased replacements and controlling the cost of replacements.

Anderson says that it’s important for producers to recognize that there are fundamental differences between sorted semen and conventional semen. The sorting process discards unknown cells and those of the undesired gender. This results in fewer live sperm cells available to be packaged in each straw of semen, about 20% less than conventional semen.

DairyCast 0126 for January 15 2008

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  • Debbie Reed, DRD Associates, shares her ten year battle to promote agriculture's importance in the new carbon economy
  • Select Sires partnership with Igenity will help unlock the genetic potential of your herd
  • Dan Undersander, University of Wisconsin, offers a word of caution on forage seed quality for 2008

DairyCast 0051 for April 17 2007

DairyCast 0051 Show Notes:

  • Update on nutrition strategies for your herd from Jim Drackley
  • Steve Huntzinger says research shows additional phosphorus not helping reproduction
  • Winterkill and your alfalfa... How to evaluate that stand
  • Milbank Community Foundation hooks up

DairyCast 0048 for April 3 2007

DairyCast 0048 Show Notes:
  • Keynote speaker at National Institute for Animal Agriculture meeting in Sacramento, Bill Jones of Pacific Ethanol, talks about the biofuels - animal agriculture interrelationship
  • Five major factors limit reproduction efficiency with Paul Fricke of the Univ of Wisconsin at Madison
  • Ladd Muirbrook of DHI Provo discusses his company's new products
  • Dairy acronyms - what they mean and how to lower them with Dr.

DairyCast 0042 for March 13 2007

DairyCast 0042 Show Notes:
  • Legislative leaders are working to remove manure from CERCLA terminology... again.
  • Working to remove withholding tax on farm payments written as part of 2006 tax bill.
  • Medical reimbursement plans cause problems when documentation is lacking.
  • Dr. Jose' Santos out at U.C. Davis shares his research on improving reproductive efficiency.

DairyCast 0039 March 2, 2007

DairyCast 0039 Show Notes:
  • Sexing Semen Conversation with Gustavo Toro, Genetic Resources International's Sexing Technologies
  • Genetically Modifying Milk
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