Nominations are open for the 2023 Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council (DCRC) Excellence in Dairy Reproduction Awards program. Dairy industry professionals, including veterinarians, extension agents, artificial insemination and pharmaceutical company representatives, dairy processor and co-op field staff, and consultants, may nominate dairy herds with reproduction excellence. This awards program recognizes outstanding dairy operations for reproductive efficiency and well-implemented procedures. Nominations are due April 30.
To nominate a herd, go to: www.dcrcouncil.org/awards/nominate-a-herd and complete the required information. From the nominations, judges evaluate reproductive performance criteria and narrow down the nominations to a group of about 50 finalists. Dairies named as finalists submit herd management data and judges rank the finalists as Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze. To learn more about past winners, go to: www.dcrcouncil.org/awards/past-reproduction-award-winners.
The 24 herds earning Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze will be invited to attend the DCRC Annual Meeting, which is scheduled for Nov. 14-17, in Salt Lake City. Watch the DCRC website – www.dcrcouncil.org – for program updates.
The Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council is focused on bringing together all sectors of the dairy industry – producers, consultants, academia and allied industry professionals – for improved reproductive performance. DCRC provides an unprecedented opportunity for all groups to work together to take dairy cattle reproduction to the next level.