In 2006, a group of industry leaders identified dairy cattle
reproductive performance as one of the biggest challenges facing
dairy producers. The group had witnessed a steady decline in
fertility and believed improvements could be realized through
proper education, technology and focused research. Thus, the Dairy
Cattle Reproduction Council (DCRC) was born.
DCRC was started with a vision that the organization
- Be a noncommercial, science-based organization whose main goal
is to promote the development and adoption of reproductive
- Be open to all sectors in the dairy industry with an interest
in dairy cattle reproduction. It will be an inclusive organization
with the responsibility to reach out to several sectors of the
- Aim to become the primary source of information and technology
regarding reproductive management and will become a conduit of
information relative to integrated management considerations.
- Adopt a common terminology, identify key parameters and minimum
goals for evaluation of reproductive performance, and provide
educational material for reference.
- Identify critical areas for technology development and
desiminate information at the annual DCRC meeting.
Today the 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.
here to learn more about the evolution of the DCRC