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Dairy Management - Value of Reproductive Improvement

Value of Reproductive Improvement

V.E. Cabrera, UW-Madison Dairy Science and Maria C. Cordoba, Cooperative Resources (CRI) Argentina

Tool Overview

This interactive tool will help you estimate the economic benefit of increasing a dairy herd’s 21d pregnancy rate from their current value to a potential improvement (attainable goal).


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    CRI - Cooperative Resources International
    Cooperative Resources International (CRI) is one of the world's leading artificial insemination organizations with a mission to provide superior genetics to dairy and beef producers around the globe. For over 60 years, the cooperative has provided high-quality semen from breed-leading sires. Today, semen from CRI sires is distributed in over 60 countries.
INPUTS - Edit Values in This Block

Delta Inputs
  • Current Improved
OUTPUTS - Interactive Results

Economics of an Average Cow, $/year

  • Current Improved Difference
  • Net Return, $
    1969 1969 0
  • Milk Sales, $
    3806 3806 0
  • Feed Cost, $
    -1522 -1522 0
  • Calf Sales, $
    60 60 0
  • Non-Reprod. Culling Cost, $
    -198 -198 0
  • Mortality Cost, $
    -38 -38 0
  • Reproductive Culling Cost, $
    -59 -59 0
  • Reproductive Cost, $
    -80 -80 0
  • Total Net Return, $
    196900 196900 0

INPUTS - Edit Values in This Block

Download Parameter Excel File

Upload Parameters as Excel File

Replacement Cow Variable

Herd Production and Reproduction Variables

Herd Economic Variables

OUTPUTS - Interactive Results

Select an Excel file containing the farm data on the left and click the Analyze button at the bottom to analyze the data.

The evaluated data will be available for download as an Excel spreadsheet.

NOTE: Please limit the number of cows in the spreadsheet to 2,500 as the server cannot support larger number of calculations at the moment. If the herd contains a larger number of cows, please split the data into multiple spreadsheets so that the maximum number of cows in each spreadsheet is 2,500 and try performing the calculations by uploading each spreadsheet individually. The data gathered from the downloaded spreadsheets can then be merged using a spreadsheet program like Microsoft Excel or LibreOffice Calc.