Biotechnology in Cattle: Artificial Insemination goals for dairy farmers

A few weeks ago, I started a series featuring biotechnology tools used in cattle herds across the country. David and Jennifer Heim are friends of mine and own a dairy farm in northeast Kansas. The Heims milk 85-100 Holstein cows and raise their heifer calves as replacements. They also raise corn, soybeans, hay, and other forages, mostly … Continue reading Biotechnology in Cattle: Artificial Insemination goals for dairy farmers

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Biotechnology in Cattle: Artificial Insemination

Over the next few weeks, I'll be working on several farms as breeding season for our cattle ramps up. As a part of my effort to share more information about biotechnology as it relates to cattle reproduction, this post will address the process we use when breeding cattle. Please leave any questions it may bring … Continue reading Biotechnology in Cattle: Artificial Insemination

Ask a Farmer: Biotechnology and Cattle Reproduction

Most folks get to share "Peanut" photos of their kids, so I figure it's only fair I get to share one from our cows During the month of April, my schedule is jam packed and I'm finding myself on the road nearly every day. It's breeding season for our cattle in Tennessee and it's the … Continue reading Ask a Farmer: Biotechnology and Cattle Reproduction

Learning Something New: Artificial Insemination

It's a 3 hour drive back to the house, across the Tennessee River and on highways unknown. Maybe it's enough time for my fingers to thaw and feet to warm. After standing in the cold barn with snow cover all day, I'm mighty glad to remember the thermals and thick socks. I learned a new piece … Continue reading Learning Something New: Artificial Insemination