In today’s world, dairy leaders are facing difficult challenges. Industry consolidation along with changes in consumer perception of dairy products makes the dairy industry very competitive. Understanding and responding to the main trends is paramount to the dairy operation’s success.

The DKC’s multidisciplinary team researches and brings insights and strategies that help dairy leaders to drive better business decisions. The DKC’s insights provide valuable knowledge in critical business areas such as nutrition and feeding, reproduction, housing, replacement, and management practices.

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Economic evaluation of double cropping in short growing season areas

Economic evaluation of double cropping in short growing season areas

Besides reducing erosion and improving soil health, double cropping winter annuals as forage crops in combination with corn is a common practice for increasing total forage yield per unit area of land in locations with long growing season. This strategy; however, is riskier in short seasons areas in which yield of one or both crops may be negatively affected.

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Presynchronization improves fertility in cows inseminated with sex-sorted semen

Presynchronization improves fertility in cows inseminated with sex-sorted semen

Using sex-sorted semen has become a common reproductive practice in the dairy industry. However, it has been shown that using sex-sorted semen reduces fertility which can be caused by the sorting process of the sperm altering the fertilizing capacity and viability of spermatozoa and/or the lower number of spermatozoa per straw.

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