Reproduction and Genetics
Dairy Health Management for Optimum Product and Reproductive Performance (pdf file, 591 KB)
Maintaining a healthy herd is a constant challenge to today's dairy producers. This NebGuide suggests ways to increase and maintain the quality of your dairy herd.
Estrus (Heat) Detection Guidelines (pdf file, 573 KB)
This NebGuide covers way to spot cows in heat.
How to Estimate a Dairy Herd's Reproductive Losses (pdf file, 610 KB)
Remedies for herd loss caused by calving interval, dry periods, A. I. performance and age at first freshening.
How to Set Goals for Your Breeding Program (pdf file, 587 KB)
This NebGuide describes how to determine which dairy cow trait(s) to select for, and how mulitiple trait selection affects genetic progress.
How to Use the National Genetic Evaluations for Somatic Cell Scores (pdf file, 622 KB)
This NebGuide will help dairy producers with information from the National Genetic Evaluations for Somatic Cell Scores in selecting sires.