Feeding Strategies, Selective Dry Cow Therapy and Pain Management on Tap for The Dairy Signal™

Professional Dairy Producers®

PDPW to present online webinars with the latest research and insights from dairy’s experts


This week’s episodes of The Dairy Signal™ from Professional Dairy Producers (PDPW) will feature top dairy researchers from across the country with practical recommendations for dairy producers. The Tues., April 19, episode will focus on feeding strategies to maximize a dairy’s milk components and milk check. Wednesday’s episode will feature strategies to establish and monitor an effective selective-dry-cow-therapy program. Tune in Thurs., April 21, for best practices on managing pain at every stage of an animal’s life.

Tuesday, April 19

Adjust your feeding strategy to feed more economically and take advantage of the continued popularity of protein and fat by maximizing components in the bulk tank. Learn how to read your milk check and make adjustments to capture opportunities. Presented at the 2022 PDPW Business Conference, this topic merits exposure to a broader audience. Episode presenter will be:

  • Dr. Thomas Overton, PhD, Professor, Animal Science Department and Director of PRO-DAIRY, Cornell University

Wednesday, April 20
How familiar are you with today’s selective-dry-cow-therapy options? Learn best practices to establish protocols, identify cows for treatment, monitor the program’s efficacy and identify cows with subclinical infections. Episode presenter will be:

  • Dr. Chris Booth, DVM, Partner, Dairy Doctors Veterinary Services

Thursday, April 21

Pain management should be a critical part of a farm’s animal-health program. Hear practical approaches and best practices for managing pain in procedures such as dehorning, calving, lameness, injury and illness, and take a look at the public’s expectations for animal pain management. A subject with critical implications for the dairy community; this 2022 PDPW Business Conference session will now be remastered for the larger Dairy Signal audience. Episode presenter will be:

  • Dr. Hans Coetzee, DVM, PhD, Professor and Head of the Department of Anatomy and Physiology, Kansas State University

Developed by fellow dairy farmers from the Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW) Board of Directors, The Dairy Signal™ is a weekly series of free educational episodes offering insights and resources for fellow dairy farmers and other food system professionals throughout the value chain. The episodes air live from 12:00-1:00 PM CT each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Live sessions offer attendees the opportunity to engage in open Q&A with the speakers; recorded sessions are available later in the day. All Dairy Signal episodes are accessible through www.pdpw.org.

For more information, contact PDPW at 800-947-7379 or by emailing mail@pdpw.org. Join the conversation digitally by following @dairyPDPW and using #TheDairySignal on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Professional Dairy Producers (PDPW) is the nation’s largest dairy producer-led organization of its kind, focusing on producer professionalism, stakeholder engagement and unified outreach to share ideas, solutions, resources, and experiences that help dairy producers succeed.

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