Cornell Dairy Center of Excellence: Dairy Nutrition for Every Age and Stage
The Manager April 2017
PRO-DAIRY’s The Manager April 2017 issue in DAIRYBUSINESS & HOLSTEINWORLD magazine features “Enhanced Management” and highlights speakers and topics from the statewide 2017 Winter Dairy Management meetings, with a focus on lameness, and the March 2017 Cow Comfort Conference held in Syracuse, NY. Articles include: PRO-DAIRY shares research through education to enhance management This Manager issue from PRO-DAIRY focused on management. By Julie Berry
PRO-DAIRY now offers dairy management webinars in Spanish from 12:30 to 1:00 pm the last Wednesday of each month through April. Registration is not required. Access the Spanish Webinars link on PRO-DAIRY’s website to join.
Pounds of components per cow per day averaged 5.75 lbs per cow per day, with the low point in late summer, due to heat stress.
The highest farms are close to, and are hitting, the 7 lbs per cow per day mark.
Milk price took a positive swing towards the end of the year, creating a jump in Net Milk Income over Feed Cost numbers (actual milk price).
Net Milk Income over Total Lactating Feed Costs jumped $1.50 from beginning to year-end.
Net Milk Income over Total Feed Costs on a fixed price basis jumped $0.25.
Over the 12 month period, positive changes in feeding management programs on farms resulted from high quality corn silage harvested in 2015 and close attention to income over feed costs.
Preliminary Progress Report #3 Dairy Farm Business Summary and Analysis Program
The third preliminary Progress of the Farm DFBS report has been released. As dairy businesses across the state continue to analyze their financial and business performance using the Dairy Farm Business Summary and Analysis Program, updated progress of the farm reports are provided to review the changes that occurred from 2015 to 2016.
With more data in the system, the progress reports are separated into three herd size groups. For each herd size group key information is summarized for comparison, including Progress of Farm, Per Cow & Per Cwt, and Business Chart.
As producers are asked to consider shifting production to “GMO Free,” and the potential price incentives attached to that shift, Lawrence addresses commonquestions about what it means to be “GMO Free.”
Cornell Dairy Center of Excellence Annual Symposium: Dairy Nutrition for Every Age and Stage
May 16, 2017 | Stocking Hall, Cornell University
Join the Cornell Dairy Center of Excellencefor a conversation with researchers, practitioners, farmers and athletes as milk production, products and dairy nutrition are explored for all ages.
The symposium will include special guest Miranda Carfrae, Ironman Triathlon World Champion & Built with Chocolate Milk Athlete.