Skip to main content

Get ready for the breeding season! Some cows haven’t even calved yet, but we all need to start planning for the breeding season.

XLVets hosted a FREE webinar “Synch, Breed and Succeed: Innovations for a Successful Breeding Programme”. We were joined by a panel of experts who have a wealth of experience in dairy cow and heifer reproduction in Ireland .

Our webinar moderator Jerry Crowley MVB CertDHH, Glenbower Veterinary was joined by Marie Louise Ryan MVB CertDHH, Mulcair Veterinary Clinic, Martin Kavanagh, Munster Bovine, Business Development and Sustainability Manger and Charles Chavasse BVMS CertDHH, Zoetis, Area Veterinary Manager, we also had a Tipperary dairy farmer Michael Ring.

This webinar educated farmers on the benefits of a tight calving, a fertile herd and how to manage them, including both latest and traditional aids in heat detection, the use of AI, both dairy and beef, sexed sorted and conventional semen and how to get the most from your vet practice and synchronisation programmes.

The webinar was live streamed via YouTube and included a mix of on farm demos and discussion, live discussions with our panellists and Q&A from our audience.

This event was sponsored by Zoetis, XLVets Skillnet and XLVets Ireland.

Watch the full event in the video below:

To access more training, visit

About XLVets Skillnet:
Established in 2011, XLVets Skillnet is a not-for-profit Learning Network co-funded by Skillnet Ireland and our member companies. Skillnet Ireland is funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science.

Of the 70+ Skillnet Ireland Learning Networks, we are the only Network dedicated exclusively to supporting the veterinary sector in Ireland. We do this through the provision of high-quality, sector-led, subsidised training and education.

For further details visit