Upcoming Dairy Webinars from eXtension

Upcoming Dairy Webinars from eXtension

Feeding Systems for Group-Housed Dairy Calves

December 7, 2012
12:00-1:00 PM Central Time
Dr. Mark Thomas, Countryside Veterinary Clinic
Nutrition is a vital part of calf health and development, and making sure that calves get the nutrients they need in an efficient manner is an important job! Dr. Thomas will review feeding systems for dairy calves in a group-housed setting. Tune in to learn about how to optimize nutrition, some practical concepts for ad libitum, acidified group feeding, to see comparisons of other available systems, and for a review of possible health benefits and challenges of feeding calves in a group setting.

Potential and Pitfalls for Genomic Selection

January 14, 2013
12:00-1:00 PM Central Time
Dr. Chad Dechow, Pennsylvania State University
Join us for this session to hear Dr. Dechow review genomic technology and implementation, comparisons of early genomic predictions to actual daughter proofs, a discussion of inbreeding, and how genomics can be used as a herd management tool.

Better Milk Quality from Better Mastitis Therapy Decisions

February 12, 2013
12:00-1:00 PM Central Time
Dr. Ron Erskine, Michigan State University
Mastitis is one of the biggest chronic problems facing the dairy industry- it is ever present. In this session, Dr. Ron Erskine will discuss how to better identify cases of mastitis through tools such as milk culturing, somatic cell count records, and treatment records.

Far Off to Fresh Cow – Opportunities to Improve Transition Performance

March 18, 2013
12:00-1:00 PM Central Time
Dr. Mike Overton, Elanco
A successful lactation starts well before calving.  Going back to the completion of her previous lactation and entry into the far dry cow pen, how we manage and feed the cow well before she approaches calving contributes to the likelihood of her achieving a high level of milk production and conceiving in a timely manner.  This presentation will “walk” through the opportunities and challenges in the far dry, close-up, and fresh pen, including nutritional and housing management, and discuss a few of the key monitoring approaches for evaluating performance.

Economic Analysis Tools for Dairy Reproduction Programs

April 8, 2013
12:00-1:00 PM Central Time
Dr. Victor Cabrera, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Drs. Cabrera and Fricke of the University of Wisconsin-Madison have been working to develop some new economic analysis tools for dairy reproduction programs. Join us to hear Dr. Cabrera discuss two main decision support systems: the UW-DairyRepro$Plus and the Dairy Reproductive Economic Analysis. Both tools are openly available at http://dairymgt.info/tools.php#1 under the Reproduction heading.

New Tools for Dairy Reproduction Programs

April 22, 2013
12:00-1:00 PM Central Time
Dr. Paul Fricke, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dr. Fricke will cover two areas of reproductive research that have investigated new tools for reproduction and conclude each with an economic analysis of the data. The first new tool will be the use of accelerometer systems combined with various levels of synchronization for submitting cows for first AI service. The second tool will be new methods for nonpregnancy diagnosis coupled with strategies for resynchronization of ovulation.

How to Attend!

These webinars from eXtension are geared toward bringing pertinent information to dairy producers, extension educators, allied industry professionals, and veterinarians across the United States. Sessions will be recorded and archived here, to be available for those who could not attend the live session.

All of eXtension’s live sessions will be conducted via Adobe Connect. To attend a live session you will need to:

  1. Go to Connect at the appointed time for the webinar you wish to attend
  2. Select “Enter as a Guest”
  3. Type your name in the box; if you are attending as part of a group, please indicate at the end of the name how many people are in the group, including yourself.
  4. Click “Enter” to join the webinar
  5. Once you enter the meeting room, the audio portion of the webinar will come through your computer speakers. All you will need to do to hear the presentation is enter the meeting room and ensure that your speakers are on.