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Formulating Diets for Groups of Lactating Cows

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 1:00 pm EST

Dr. Bill Weiss, The Ohio State UniversityFormulating accurate diets for lactating dairy cows requires users to input body weight, milk production, milk composition and perhaps other factors such as days in milk and parity. If you are only feeding one cow, those numbers are...

Troubleshooting Design-Based Cow Comfort Issues

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 1:00 pm EST - Presented by Dan McFarland

The space a dairy cow lives in can have a significant influence on her health and performance. This webinar will investigate dairy housing features that can influence cow comfort, methods to evaluate critical areas, and suggestions for improving those areas.

Treatment and Prevention of Subclinical Hypocalcemia

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 1:00 pm EST

Dr. Garret Oetzel, Professor at University of Wisconsin-MadisonDr. Oetzel will cover methods for both prevention and control of subclinical hypocalcemia.

Causes and Implications of Subclinical Hypocalcemia

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 1:00 pm EST

Dr. Jess Goff, Professor of Biomedical Sciences at Iowa State UniversityIn this session, Dr. Goff will define subclinical hypocalcemia and its causes. He will also discuss the implications of subclinical hypocalcemia on cow health, with some emphasis on immune suppression.

Effective Management of Farm Employees

Monday, October 6, 2014 at 1:00 pm EDT - Presented by Phil Durst, Stan Moore

Durst and Moore will discuss the results of phone interviews with 158 employees from 11 dairy farms, including: Employee turnover rate and employee engagement Management makes a difference Focus employees on achieving performance standards Providing opportunities to...

Hoard's Dairyman Webinar: The new world of genetics

Monday, August 11, 2014 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by Mike Hutjens

presented by Chad Dechow, Penn State University “The new world of genetics” will be presented by Chad Dechow, Penn State University, at noon (Central time) on Monday, August 11. The genomic revolution and renewed focus on crossbreeding have sparked greater interest in...

Bioaerosols from Feedlots and Dairy Farm Operations

Friday, May 23, 2014 at 2:30 pm EDT - Presented by John Brooks, Rebecca Larson, Robert Dungan

Concentrated animal feeding operations can create large amounts of aerosols, comprised of dust, odors, and biological particles. Dairy and feedlot operations can generate these aerosols during both waste application and animal activity throughout the day. It is well known...

Milking System Design and Analysis

Monday, April 7, 2014 at 1:00 pm EDT

Presenter: Roger Thomson, DVM, Milk Quality ConsultantThe milking system is the heart of any dairy operation, and requires a lot of consideration! Dr. Thomson will talk about the design and analysis of a milking system, including: some reasons a producer might consider...

Dairy Reproduction: Identifying Problems and Solutions for Your Herd

Monday, March 17, 2014 at 1:00 pm EDT

Presenter: Ray Nebel, Senior Reproductive Specialist for Select Sires, Inc.Many dairies experience difficulty in their reproduction programs, and a wide range of factors can affect reproductive success in a herd. In this session, Ray Nebel will take a look at some of the...

Forage Fermentation: How to Make Good Silage

Monday, February 17, 2014 at 1:00 pm EST

Presenter: Dr. Limin Kung, Professor of Animal Science at University of DelawareWith so many variables affecting the quality of silage, it can be difficult to manage the fermentation process to produce an optimal feed. Dr. Kung will cover: the general factors which affect...

Basic Vaccinology: Why Vaccines Work or Don't Work

Monday, January 13, 2014 at 1:00 pm EST - Presented by Dan Grooms

Vaccines are a vital part of maintaining the health and well-being of a dairy herd, but have you ever wondered about what makes them work? Dr. Dan Grooms will cover some of the basics of vaccinology, including basic immunology and how vaccines work, as well as the different...

Critical Economic Decisions when Raising Heifers

Monday, December 16, 2013 at 1:00 pm EST - Presented by Jason Karszes

Jason Karszes will discuss some key items every dairy farmer should consider in heifer raising. He will cover the costs involved, factors that influence those costs, the economic impact of the replacement program on the dairy farm's performance, and several other factors to...

Discovering Hidden Feed Costs for the Milking Herd

Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 1:00 pm EST

Presenter: Dr. Micheal Brouk, Kansas State UniversityUnsure of where your dairy's feeding program might be leaking money? Dr. Brouk will help you do a little detective work to identify some common sources of unseen feed costs in a dairy herd. Just a few areas he plans to cover...

Assisting Rural Michigan and Wisconsin Farmers Make Decisions about On-Farm Small Scale Anaerobic Digesters

Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 11:00 am EDT - Presented by Charles Gould

Presenters: Ben Bailey and M. Charles Gould, Michigan State University Description: Farmers with small dairy herds want more information on the economics of installing, operating and maintaining a small digester. This webinar provides some of that information. The results of...

Economic Benchmarks for Dairies: Eight Rules You Cannot Break

Monday, October 7, 2013 at 1:00 pm EDT

Presenter: Gary Sipiorski, Vita Plus dairy development manager There are many financial benchmarks and ratios a lender will use to evaluate a dairy farm’s financial position and progress. Gary Sipiorski will sort out and discuss 8 key items that are critical for a dairy...