Nominations due April 15 for Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council 2014 Reproduction Awards

The Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council (DCRC) has announced the 2014 Reproduction Awards program, which recognizes outstanding dairy operations for reproductive efficiency and well-implemented management procedures.

“Dairy producers continue to make significant advancements in their reproductive programs through new technology, teamwork and outstanding herd management,” says DCRC Secretary and Reproduction Awards Coordinator Dr. Andrew Skidmore. “We encourage industry professionals to nominate herds with high-caliber reproductive programs for the 2014 awards.”

Dairy operations must be nominated by professionals who serve the dairy industry, such as veterinarians, genetic and pharmaceutical company representatives, DHIA field personnel or Extension specialists. Nomination forms must be completed online and are due by April 15.  

Judges will review applications and select the top herds, who will be asked to provide additional information about their operation. This information will help the judges select Platinum, Gold, Silver and Honorable Mention winners. Award recipients will be honored at the 2014 DCRC Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City on November 13 – 14, 2014.

For more information about the Reproduction Awards Program or to nominate a herd online, visit www.dcrcouncil.org.

The Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council (DCRC) 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.