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Archive: Assessment of activity monitors for detection of oestrus in lactating dairy cows

Published 7 July 14

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DairyCo invites you to attend a live webinar with Dr Paul Fricke from University of Wisconsin-Madison at 19:00 on Thursday 10 July 2014. 

Paul will present recent research on the use of activity monitors for detecting oestrus in dairy cows. His research program focuses on developing and improving methods for fertility management of dairy cattle. The goal of the program is to improve reproductive efficiency of dairy cattle by applying knowledge gained through scientific research to develop practical management strategies and assess new reproductive technologies. 

At the end of the webinar Paul will be available to answer your questions. Furthermore, he is the recipient of several national awards in the USA in recognition of his innovative applied dairy research and extension programs. 

He has published research on:

  • Hormonal protocols for synchronisation of ovulation and timed AI in lactating dairy cows in both all-year round housed and grazing based systems
  • Resynchronisation systems for lactating dairy cows and heifers
  • Hormonal protocols for synchronisation of ovulation and timed AI in dairy heifers
  • Factors affecting twinning and management of dairy cows carrying twin foetuses
  • Methods for early detection of non-pregnancy in cattle. 

Paul is the recipient of several awards in recognition of his innovative applied dairy research and extension programs. Paul has just completed a six month research sabbatical as a visiting scientist at the Teagasc Moorepark Animal & Grassland Research Innovation Centre in Fermoy, Co. Cork, Ireland. Paul is a sought after speaker for dairy producers, industry and veterinary audiences. Since 1997, Paul has spoken to over 500 audiences in Wisconsin and has presented talks at conferences in 34 US states and six Canadian provinces. In addition, Paul has been an invited speaker for international meetings in 23 countries spanning 5 continents around the world. 

Sign up for the webinar here.