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Fall 2017 Beef Special

October 31, 2017

Don't miss out on the opportunity to purchase high quality beef semen at a discounted price!


The Reality of Ideal

August 30, 2017

When sitting down with Darin Dykstra of Dykstra Dairy in Maurice, Iowa, it doesn't take long to discover the passion he has for genetics and Holstein cows. A discussion with Darin on either of those topics is quick to reveal the realities of breeding for the ideal commercial Holstein cow.


Non-Injectable Factors to Improve Reproduction

August 30, 2017

It is frustrating to hear the only thing standing between a herd and a 30% pregnancy rate is the lack of injections from a synchronization program. Don’t get me wrong, well-timed synch programs with excellent compliance will increase insemination rates versus heat detection alone and have been proven to improve fertility. However, many factors affect conception. What follows is data which may are new your interest in non-injectable factors—management factors—that improve reproduction and benefit


Boernview Farms Ltd awarded a GOLD

February 9, 2017

Boernview Farms Ltd. outside of Stratford, Ontario was recently awarded a GOLD level Reproduction award at the Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council annual meeting in early November.


Breeding A Healthy Herd

February 8, 2017

CRI will publish proprietary breeding values for Metrits (MTR), Subclinical Ketosis (SCK), and Foot Health (FH). These values will be incorporated into the Ideal Commercial Cow (ICC$) index providing dairy producers the opportunity to breed even healthier ideal commercial cows.


Proprietary Health Traits to be Included in ICC$ Formula Update

January 18, 2017

SHAWANO, Wisconsin — With the December sire summaries, Cooperative Resources International (CRI) will update the Ideal Commercial Cow (ICC$) index to include three new proprietary health traits: Subclinical Ketosis (SCK), Metritis (MTR) and Foot Health (FH). This change will enable customers to breed for even healthier ideal commercial cows.