Calf rearing bottlenecks headlines DCHA’s October 20 webinar

Dairy Calf and Heifer Association

The next Dairy Calf and Heifer Association (DCHA) webinar features “Calf Rearing Bottlenecks.” Presented by Kelly Reed, Diamond V ruminant technical specialist, this free webinar starts at 2 p.m. Central time on Oct. 20.

During the webinar, Reed will discuss the value of investing in the milk-fed calf and how health challenges impact future performance. Next, she will explain the value of calf audits – a systematic evaluation of a calf program to identify key bottlenecks limiting performance. Reed’s bottleneck discussion will focus on colostrum and maternity management, sanitation and cleaning, milk delivery, milk total solids and volume, calories, dry bedding, air quality and ventilation. Furthermore, she will offer helpful tools, key performance indicators and practical examples.

As a ruminant technical specialist, Reed is responsible for providing technical and research assistance, and sales support. Prior to joining Diamond V, Reed served as herd manager for five years and advanced to general manager for a leading dairy in Washington’s Yakima Valley. She

managed 75 employees and used her veterinarian training to identify bottlenecks and implement tangible solutions. In addition to her responsibilities at Diamond V, Reed owns and operates Reed Dairy Veterinary Services, Prosser, Wash. She earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Cornell University in 2009.

The American Association of Veterinary State Boards granted one Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE) credit for this DCHA webinar. Thus, veterinarians who attend will earn one CE credit.

To register for the webinar, go to: http://bit.ly/DCHAcalfrearingbottlenecks and follow the prompts. As the webinar approaches, you will receive an e-mail with information on how to log in to participate.

This webinar is sponsored by Diamond V. The Dairy Calf and Heifer Association does not support one product over another and any mention is not an endorsement by DCHA.





If you are a DCHA member and cannot attend the live program, you may access the webinar through DCHA’s online Member Center. To access the webinar, DCHA members need to visit https://calfandheifer.org/login and enter their username and password.

For more information about DCHA’s webinars, e-mail Sue Schatz, DCHA member services director, at: sue@calfandheifer.org. Follow DCHA on social media or visit the DCHA website to learn about future webinars.

The Dairy Calf and Heifer Association (www.calfandheifer.org) was founded in 1996 based on the mission to help dairy producers, calf managers and those professionally focused on the growth and management of dairy calves and heifers. With a national membership of producers, allied industries and research leaders, DCHA seeks to provide the industry’s standards for profitability, performance and leadership, serving as a catalyst to help members improve the vitality and viability of their individual efforts and that of their business.





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