The Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council is seeking nominations for its 2020 Scholars Program and Reproduction Awards program.
For the second year, Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council is offering a travel scholarship to a full-time graduate student focusing on some aspect of dairy cattle reproduction. The DCRC award recipient earns an expense-paid trip to attend the DCRC Annual Meeting, Nov. 11 and 12, in Madison, Wisconsin. The application deadline is April 30.
To apply for the program, applicants must complete the application form, submit an interest statement that details the applicant’s interest in dairy cattle reproduction, career goals and research project(s), and provide a letter of recommendation. Applicants may also share additional information, such as awards, honors, and scholarships received.
Eligible candidates must be a DCRC member and enrolled full time at a college or university in a dairy, animal or veterinary science, microbiology, or related program at the time of application deadline, with an area of interest that includes dairy cattle reproduction.
Applicants will be notified by June 1, regarding the selection committee’s decision. To learn more about the program and to apply, visit their website.
Herd Reproduction Award
The DCRC is also seeking nominations for its 2020 Reproduction Awards program. This program encourages dairy industry professionals, including veterinarians, extension agents, artificial insemination and pharmaceutical company representatives, dairy processor and co-op field staff, and consultants, to nominate dairy herds with reproduction excellence. It recognizes outstanding dairy operations for reproductive efficiency and well-implemented procedures. Nominations are due April 30.
To nominate a herd, visit their website and complete the required information. From the nominations, judges evaluate reproductive performance criteria and winnow the nominations to a group of finalists. Dairies named as finalists submit herd management data and judges rank the finalists as Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze. To learn more about past winners, go to their website.
Herds earning Platinum, Gold, Silver, or Bronze are invited to attend the DCRC Annual Meeting, which is scheduled for Nov. 11-12, at the Madison Marriott West in Madison, Wis. Watch the DCRC website for program updates.
The Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council is focused on bringing together all sectors of the dairy industry — producers, consultants, academia and allied industry professionals — for improved reproductive performance. Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council provides an unprecedented opportunity for all groups to work together to take dairy cattle reproduction to the next level.