Reproductive efficiency is driven by the same basic principles whether you are milking 300 cows or 3000 cows. Sometimes we get caught up so much in the details that we fail to see the 30,000-foot view and those basic principles that drive reproductive efficiency.
Join Dr. Matt Utt, Director of research for Select Sires helps us get back to the basics of dairy cattle reproduction. During this presentation you will learn of how to maximize the probability of making a pregnancy considering key areas of reproductive management such as:
- Setting the VWP
- Breeding based on heat or timed AI
- Ovulation synchronization basics
- Semen quality upon leaving the bull stud
- How semen should be handled and why
- The AI procedure
- Appropriate timing of AI
- Optimal time (DIM) of conception
About the presenter
Matt Utt is a native of Richmond, Virginia. He graduated with a B.S. in Animal and Poultry Sciences from Virginia Tech in 2000 and stayed to pursue an M.S. degree (2002) focused on estrus synchronization in beef cattle. Afterward completion of his M.S. degree, Matt worked for the University of Wisconsin-Madison conducting researching involving corpus luteum function in horses and evaluation of blood flow to the reproductive tract and pregnancy in horses and cattle. He returned to his alma mater to work as a laboratory and research specialist in 2006. In 2013, Matt was awarded a PhD from The Ohio State University following a joint graduate associateship program between Select Sires, Inc and the university during which he studied an in vitro fertilization as a predictor of bull fertility. As Director of Research at Select Sires, Matt conducts in-house research to develop new methods for semen evaluation and cryopreservation of sperm to ultimately improve fertility and/or provide a better method of bull fertility prediction. His background in female reproductive physiology and love for data analysis gives him the background work with the Select Reproductive Solutions (SRS) team on various projects. Having spent 14 years attending and/or working at universities, Matt enjoys collaborating universities worldwide for joint research endeavors.
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