Badger Dairy Insight (BDI)

Access the latest UW-Madison Division of Extension Dairy Cattle Research during the upcoming Badger Dairy Insight webinar series

Join the University of Wisconsin-Madison – Division of Extension’s Dairy Program on Tuesdays from 1 to 2:30 pm CST for the Badger Dairy Insight webinar series. We are featuring your local Extension Dairy Program Educators and UW Specialists as they present on current dairy topics. Take the opportunity to learn from and discuss with experts on the dates below. To learn more about Badger Dairy Insight and the Extension Dairy program please visit Print a complete list of the the 2023 Badger Dairy Insight Sessions Offered.

January 24th, 2023 — Factors Impacting Fertility from Genomics to Aspirin

Lyssa Seefeldt, Dairy Educator, will talk how a successful transition period sets up a dairy cow for a stress-free lactation and better conception rates.  She will highlight a few things producers can think about to create that successful transition.  Francisco Peñagaricano, Assistant Professor-Quantitative Genomics, will focus on how the advent of genomics in the last 15 years has revolutionized dairy cattle breeding, enabling more rapid genetic progress.  Genomics facilitates the selection of novel traits that are important however too difficult or expensive to measure on the entire population.  This could allow the selection of new fertility traits that more closely describe cows’ reproductive physiology and ultimately benefit the improvement of fertility in dairy cows.  Rounding out the day, Heather Schlesser, Dairy Educator, will touch on aspirin after calving.  Does aspirin, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug benefit a cow when given during calving?  Her presentation will seek to answer this question.

Learn the most up-to-date information on topics including dairy and livestock production, forages, and farm management resources from Extension’s Agriculture virtual education offerings. Your farm-ready research! There is no charge to participate in the sessions, however pre-registration is required to allow access. Register online at