The Economic Impact of Reproductive Efficiency – Dr. Victor Cabrera

December 16, 2021

As all who dairy know, there is always room for improvement and with improvement comes greater returns. Reproductive efficiency has a high correlation to overall farm profitability, making it a critical area for continued focus. In this session, Dr. Victor Cabrera explains the economic drivers of reproductive efficiency, with analysis comparing protocols and programs to identify areas of improved efficiency.

What you will learn:

  • How relevant is 21-day pregnancy rate as an index to measure reproductive performance today and what the value is in improving that metric?
  • How the value of a cow could be utilized to manage cow-level reproductive decisions.
  • The economic impact and value of the latest reproductive programs, including various synch protocols, with or without estrus detection.

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Dr. Victor Cabrera

Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Dairy Sciences
University of Wisconsin- Madison


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