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Dr. Paul Fricke plans and coordinates statewide Extension educational programming in Wisconsin to improve reproductive efficiency in dairy cattle through the development and evaluation of management practices and reporductive technologies.
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Program set for the 2010 Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council (DCRC) meeting
This year the DCRC will host their annual convention November 11-12 at the Crowne Plaza Riverfront hotel in St. Paul, MN. The two-day event will continue to expand the DCRC's reach to producers, veterinarians, academia and industry professionals, presenting usable information that can be implemented on the dairy. Your 2010 registration includes two breakfasts, one lunch, snack breaks througout the day, and a complimentary copy of the preceedings. Download a pdf of the meeting agenda and refer to the DCRC web page for more information on the annual meeting.
Wisconsin Dairy Statistics 2008: County level data
Sorted by number of cows per county
Sorted by milk production per county
Dairy Team News from the University of Wisconsin
Dairy Team News
Read about the latest research
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dairy people are talking about
Artificial Insemination Techniques in Dairy Cattle CD-ROM
Fricke, P. M., D. J. Brusveen, and J. N. Guenther, 2007. Artificial Insemination Techniques for Dairy Cattle. This CD-ROM is available in English and Spanish versions and offers an overview of the tools and procedures needed to understand artificial insemination in dairy cows including: an overview of reproductive anatomy, working with a nitrogen tank, how to store and thaw semen, how to load an AI gun, and a demonstration of proper insemination technique. Includes Flash and PDF files, for Mac and PC. Available for $25 through the Babcock Institute at: http://babcock.cals.wisc.edu/publications/reproduction.lasso.