The Oct. 23 Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council (DCRC) webinar features Use of Activity Monitors and Implications to Fertility (Estro: Uso de Monitores de Atividade e Efeitos na Fertilidade). Scheduled for noon Central time, Ronaldo Cerri, University of British Columbia (UBC) associate professor of animal reproduction and director of the UBC Dairy Education and Research Centre, will present the webinar in Portuguese.
“The use of automated activity monitoring systems is growing rapidly,” said Cerri. “These are good tools available to dairy producers, but it’s important to set realistic goals for how they fit into a total herd reproduction management program.”
New research provides information regarding how to best work with activity monitors and considerations for purchasing a system.
During the webinar, Cerri will discuss the effectiveness of activity monitoring systems for estrous detection, compare activity monitoring to other options, set expectations for activity monitoring plans, and review optimal artificial insemination timing with activity monitoring.
To register for this webinar, go to DRC Council Webinar and follow the prompts. As the webinar approaches, you will receive an e-mail with information on how to log in to participate. If you are a DCRC member and cannot attend the live program, you may access the webinar at dcrcouncil.org.
The Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council is focused on bringing together all sectors of the dairy industry – producers, consultants, academia and allied industry professionals – for improved reproductive performance. DCRC provides an unprecedented opportunity for all groups to work together to take dairy cattle reproduction to the next level.