6180 West Sanborn Rd, Suite 2
Lake City, MI 49651
Michigan State University Extension
Counties of Primary Responsibility: Berrien, Kent, Lake, Manistee, Mason, Mecosta, Missaukee, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola, Ottawa, Van Buren, Wexford
Specific Areas of Interest: Kathy provides a variety of educational programs in her geographic coverage area. She has a specialization in dairy cattle genetics and reproduction.
June 18, 2014 | Using benchmarking data from similarly managed dairy herds can be helpful when developing herd goals for reproductive performance.
November 15, 2013 | Minimizing the duration and level of negative energy balance during the transition period can reduce the risk of fertility problems in dairy cows.
October 27, 2013 | A variety of dairy management topics is presented by nationally recognized experts through webinars offered by DAIReXNET.
September 26, 2013 | Genetic evaluations for calving ability traits can be incorporated into dairy sire selection decisions.
September 5, 2013 | Knowing where service sires rank relative to AI bulls being marketed is helpful in determining if the sires meet your herd’s genetic goals.
September 5, 2013 | Researchers have identified four new genetic conditions, referred to as haplotypes impacting fertility. A total of 9 haplotypes are now being reported by artificial insemination organizations and breed associations.
June 19, 2013 | The Heifer Genomics Guide allows dairy producers to access genomic data in an easy-to-use format when making heifer management decisions.
June 19, 2013 | Genetic evaluations for daughter pregnancy rate (DPR) allow the measurement of genetic differences between bulls in fertility of their daughters.
June 5, 2013 | Effectively managing udder health on dairy farms requires a good record keeping system and routine monitoring of somatic cell count (SCC) data.
February 1, 2013 | Getting cows pregnant on a timely basis using genetically superior sires impacts dairy herd profitability.