DHI is now offering it's Milk Pregnancy Test at a reduced rate for herds that sign up on automatic routine dry off checks. Producers simply have to enroll with their DHI staff and decide at what days carried calf cows should be tested.
Herds must enroll all cows to be tested prior to dry off and the cows must be at least 160 days bred/carried calf to qualify for the lower price.
The milk pregnancy test was recognized at the Innovation Awards during the recent World Dairy Expo. It was voted as one of the 10 most innovative products of 2013 in the judged contest. In addition, the milk pregnancy test was the winner of the People’s Choice Award. Below is an excerpt of the press release.
MADISON, Wisconsin – Ten exciting products received recognition this week in the Dairy Herd Management Innovative Awards competition. The 10 winners were chosen from among 47 entries. An independent panel of dairy farmers, agribusiness representatives and university experts evaluated the products for originality, usefulness and value to dairy producers. In separate voting, readers were asked to pick their favorite in a People’s Choice competition.
“Innovation drives productivity in agriculture and every other business,” says Tom Quaife, editor and associate publisher of Dairy Herd Management. “Innovation in agriculture is more important than ever with the growing world population. In fact, food production will need to increase by 70 percent by the year 2050 in order to keep up.”
This is the third year that Dairy Herd Management has sponsored the Innovation Awards.
The People’s Choice winner is the IDEXX Milk Pregnancy Test. This inaugural award garnered well over 3,000 votes.
Winners were announced Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at the Dairy Herd Management reception at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin.