Thursday Dairy Updates PRO-DAIRY in partnership with DAIRYBUSINESS & HOLSTEIN WORLD magazine has launched a new weekly webinar series in English each Thursday from 12:30 to 1:15 pm EST. Registration is not required. Click on the Dairy Webinars section of PRO-DAIRY’s website to join. Each webinar is approved for one continuing education unit (CEU) from the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS).Feb 16, 2017| 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm Robotic Milking Systems-Effective use of reports to monitor milk quality and maintenance.Presenter: Dr. Rick Watters, Western Laboratory Director, Sr. Extension Associate, Quality Milk Production Services, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
Robotic milking systems generate a tremendous amount of data that can be used for management decisions. It can be overwhelming. Dr. Watters will discuss how to use reports to pinpoint the information that can impact milk quality and maintenance management decisions.
March 2, 2017| 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm Crop Insurance Options for Corn Silage
Presenter: Jennifer E. Ifft, PhD, Assistant Professor, Mueller Family Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow in Agribusiness and Farm Management, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management.
With the deadline looming, Dr. Ifft will discuss options available and factors to consider in making your decision.
March 16, 2017| 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm New Milk Analysis Technologies to Monitor Management and Improve Herd Performance
Presenter: Dr. Heather Dann PhD, Dairy Cattle Nutrition Research Scientist, The William H Miner Agricultural Research Institute.
Dr. Dann will highlight some of the collaborative work done by Cornell University, Miner Institute, St. Albans Cooperative Creamery, and Delta Instruments. New tools have been developed in milk analysis for bulk tank and individual cow milks that will provide information to support decision making for management of feeding, health, and reproduction in dairy cows.
March 23, 2017| 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm Managing Transition Cows During Heat Stress
Presenter: Dr. Tom Overton, Professor of Dairy Management, Cornell University, Director, PRO-DAIRY, Associate Director, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Department of Animal Science, Agriculture and Food Systems
Dr. Overton will talk about the effects of heat stress during the dry period on the cow, and also the long-term effects on the calf from new research, and discuss the importance of heat abatement and specific nutritional strategies that may improve transition cow success during heat stress.
Wednesday Webinars in Spanish PRO-DAIRY is now offering dairy management webinars in Spanish from 12:30 to 1:00 pm the last Wednesday of each month January through April. Registration is not required. Access the webinar link on the Dairy Webinars section on PRO-DAIRY’s website to join.
March 29, 2017| 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Implement Effective Protocols for First Postpartum AI Service in Dairy Cattle Implementando Protocolos Efectivos de Manejo del Primer Servicio Postparto en Vacas de Leche. Presenter: Matias Stangaferro, DVM, MS, PhD Student
April 26, 2017| 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Second and subsequent AI service management: effective programs combining pregnancy diagnosis and resynchronization of estrus and ovulation Estrategias de manejo para segundo y subsiguiente servicio: programas efectivos combinando diagnóstico de preñez y resincronización del estro y la ovulación. Presenter: Robert Wijma, DVM, PhD Student
Webinars in English are scheduled from 12:30 to 1:15 PM EST on Thursday’s.
Webinars in Spanish are from 12:30 to 1:00 PM EST on the last Wednesday of each month.
Registration is not required. Access the webinar link on the Dairy Webinars section on PRO-DAIRY’s website to join.
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