Nineteen dairy producers from three different provinces joined together for Canada’s second Dairy Manager School of 2018.
Through both classroom-based and on-farm learning, the training participants learned progressive strategies for improving their herd’s reproductive performance. Dr. Paul Fricke and Glaucio Lopes led talks about reproductive physiology and protocols, reproductive precision through activity monitoring, heifer reproduction, and how to effectively analyze and interpret reproductive records.
A visit to Dairi-Acres farm gave participants the opportunity to see all areas of management. They also used this stop as a case study to learn how a focus on reproduction helped take this herd from a single digit preg rate more than ten years ago to an average yearly preg rate currently well over 30%!
The final portion of Dairy Manager School concluded with Kevin Muxlow sharing strategies and prompting discussions on marginal milk during times of tight margins.