DCRC webinar features repro management with activity monitors

New research provides information on how to best work with activity monitors and considerations for purchasing a system.

The November Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council (DCRC) webinar will address activity monitor use to enhance herd reproduction.

Scheduled for 1 p.m. (Central) on Nov. 3, Stephen LeBlanc, population medicine professor at the University of Guelph, will serve as the presenter.

“The use of automated activity monitoring systems is growing rapidly,” LeBlanc said. “These are good tools available to dairy producers, but it's important to set realistic goals for how they fit into a total herd reproduction management program.”

New research provides information regarding how to best work with activity monitors and considerations for purchasing a system.

During the “Using Activity Monitors in Dairy Herd Reproductive Management” webinar, LeBlanc will discuss the effectiveness of activity monitoring systems for estrous detection, compare activity monitoring to other options, set expectations for activity monitoring plans and review optimal artificial insemination timing with activity monitoring.

To register for this webinar, go to www.dcrcouncil.org/webinars, and follow the prompts. As the webinar approaches, an email will be sent with information on how to log in to participate.

If you are a DCRC member and cannot attend the live program, you may access the webinar at dcrcouncil.org.

The 2017 webinar series provides information-packed forums. These educational programs offer attendees from across the U.S. and around the world access to high-quality information and interaction with industry experts from the comfort of their farm or office.

DCRC is focused on bringing together all sectors of the dairy industry — producers, consultants, academia and allied industry professionals — for improved reproductive performance. DCRC provides an unprecedented opportunity for all groups to work together to take dairy cattle reproduction to the next level.

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