2013 marks the fifth year of the Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council (DCRC) Reproduction Awards program, which recognizes outstanding dairy operations for reproductive efficiency and well-implemented management procedures.

More than 50 dairy operations have been recognized for reproductive excellence since the program began. Nominations are now being accepted for the 2013 program.

Dairy operations must be nominated by professionals who serve the dairy industry, such as veterinarians, genetic and pharmaceutical company representatives, DHIA field personnel or Extension specialists. Nomination forms must be completed online and are due by April 1.

For more information about the Reproduction Awards Program or to nominate a herd online, visit www.dcrcouncil.org or click here to nominate a herd.