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Economics of Using Beef Semen in Dairy Herds
Profitability of beef semen in dairy is principally influenced by: 1) dairy and beef market calves prices, 2) reproductive performance, and 3) semen combination strategies. Due to the complex interaction among these factors and their inherent changing conditions, the quest for an optimal strategy is best served by the application of an integrated model and a decision support tool adaptable to ever changing farm and market conditions.

May 7, 2021 11:00 AM in Vancouver

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Dr. Victor Cabrera
@University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dr. Victor E. Cabrera is a professor and extension specialist in dairy management at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Dairy Science Department. Dr. Cabrera combines applied research, interdisciplinary approaches, and participatory methods to deliver practical, user-friendly, and scholarly decision support tools for dairy farm management. These scientific tools are aimed to improve dairy farm profitability, environmental stewardship, and long-term sustainability of the dairy farm industry. During his career, Dr. Cabrera has developed more than 40 decision support tools, published >70 refereed articles, and 9 book chapters, presented in more than 100 scientific sessions, and given talks in more than 400 extension meetings in Wisconsin, other States, and several other countries. Dr. Cabrera's work in the past 12 years has been pivotal to attract more than $5.0 million to support his research and extension initiatives. Dr. Cabrera has been distinguished with the American Dairy Science A