Webinars, address the major interruptions
in the dairy economy
Several webinars have been held over the past several weeks designed to help producers weigh their options in a thoughtful way. The webinars, listed below, address the major interruptions in the dairy economy, and the challenges they bring to producers.
The webinars are online and available at the convenience of the producer. They feature extension personnel, and each webinar has questions and answers at the conclusion, posed by those watching when it was aired live.
Producers are faced with making decisions on reducing production on their farms while still maintaining cash flow, a challenging, delicate situation.
The webinars encourage producers to understand their own management goals, and stress the importance of evaluating their cost of production.
To survive this huge economic downturn, producers will need to make adjustments to feeding strategies, heifer management and other areas of management, all of which are addressed in the webinars.
The webinars can all be accessed through the extension website, https://extension.psu.edu/animals-and-livestock/dairy
- Evaluating Dairy Farm Costs for Future Decisions – Tim Beck, extension educator and Virginia Ishler, extension dairy specialist
- Knowing When to Hold and When to Fold – Considerations for When it’s Time to Exit the Dairy Business – Tim Beck, extension educator and Lisa Holden, associate professor of dairy science.
- Long Term Decisions Through Milk Supply Management – Tim Beck, extension educator and Robert Goodling, Jr., extension associate, dairy
For producers with individual questions, please feel free to contact your local extension office or one of the dairy educators listed on the webpage. Also, it is possible to call the helpline at 1-888-373-7232 with questions.