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Holyland in Wisconsin: An Emerging Name in Elite Genetics

At the 2016 US National Holstein Convention, Joe Loehr was honoured as the National Distinguished Young Breeder of the Year. Some months later he received the equivalent award from the Brown Swiss Association. To receive...

Given its Low Heritability, is Breeding for Fertility Worth It?

Can fertility be improved through breeding? Or is it simply down to management? Here we investigate the impact you can make by selecting for fertility.

Long-Life Semen: A Revolution in Semen Technology

Did you know that 20% of semen sold in Norway is in the form of SpermVital? It’s a technology that prolongs the life of sperm after insemination into the uterus from the usual 24 hours to 48 hours. This makes the exact t...

Heat Detection or: “Big Brother is Watching”

Heat detection is an important aspect of fertility management. In the past, it primarily involved visual observations, whether or not supported by tail chalking. In recent decades, more and more smart technology has deve...