Dairy Breeding Reproduction

The training themes in this programme are:

  • Assessment of dairy cow breeds; their advantages and disadvantages
  • Traits of commercial dairy cows, judging and analysis conformation of cows
  • Catalogue analysis and selection of breeding bulls
  • Designing a breeding plan for commercial dairy farms
  • Using genomics in the selection of breeding bulls and farm animals
  • Key performance indicators to assess quality of dairy cow herds and breeding management
  • Fertility management on dairy farms
  • Heat detection; use of sensors in heat detection
  • Key performance indicators for assessment of fertility levels on dairy farms
  • Artificial insemination; theory and practice
  • Pregnancy diagnosis; theory and practice
  • Maintaining breeding and fertility records, calculation of key performance indicators