April Dairy Webinars from Extension

eXtension Offers Free April Webinars on Dairy Cattle and More

Learn online from eXtension webinars. All you need is a computer and an internet connection. You can chat and participate in question and answer sessions. All webinars are free and available nationwide. The times listed are Eastern Time so adjust the viewing time for Central, Mountain, Pacific, Alaska and Hawaii-Aleutian Time.

Experts from land-grant universities, government and industry host webinars on seasonal topics and current research to help Americans improve their lives. eXtension.org, the online information delivery program of the Cooperative Extension System, is an educational resource you can trust to take the best university-based research and turn it into hands-on practical information.

Webinar details

From the Dairy Cattle eXtension learning community
Monday, April 9 — Economics of Heat Stress: Implications for Management
1 to 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Heat stress costs the American dairy industry approximately 1 billion dollars annually in production losses. Producers can make better decisions when they understand the economic consequences of various strategies to reduce the effects of heat stress. Albert DeVries, University of Florida, will provide novel economic approaches and evaluation on cost effective strategies to improve summer fertility.

From the Organic Agriculture eXtension learning community
Thursday, April 19 — Live Broadcast of Workshop: Fly Management on Your Organic Dairy
10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Nationally-known entomologists will share their research and experience on fly control management strategies for organic dairy farms. Roger Moon and his students at the University of Minnesota have studied dung beetles, biological control with parasitic wasps,\ and effects of weather on filth flies around grazing cattle. J. Keith Waldron is a Cornell University Senior Extension Associate who serves as the Livestock and Field Crop IPM Coordinator with the NYS Integrated Pest Management Program. Wes Watson, professor of entomology at North Carolina State University, focuses on the management of livestock and poultry pests.

From the Dairy Cattle eXtension learning community
Monday, April 23 — Cooling Strategies During Heat Stress
1 to 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Cooling dairy cows is the most important strategy to improve milk production and reproduction during summer months. Pete Hansen, University of Florida, will explain opportunities that dairy producers can use to evaluate the effect of heat stress and environmental modifications that can improve cow performance.

About eXtension
eXtension, http://www.extension.org, is a network of researchers and educators from Cooperative Extension Services across the United States, government agencies and industry. eXtension is an educational resource that takes university-based research and turns it into practical information people can use to solve today’s problems and develop skills to build a better future. Experts provide unbiased information in more than 40 resource areas including agriculture and animals, community and economics, energy and environment, home and family, and yard and garden.