PRO-DAIRY: Upcoming Programs 2018

Herd Manager Training

Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY is offering a two-day Herd Manager Training in March on-farm at locations statewide.

The Herd Manager Training locations in Northern NY on March 12 & 19 and 13 & 20 and in Central NY on March 15 & 22 still have openings.

The regional program will include a combination of presentations, demonstrations, farm walk-throughs and discussion, and is eligible for FSA Borrower Credits.

Registration is $75.00, and includes program, materials and lunch. View the Herd Manager Training printable flyer for more information.

The Herd Manager Training targets farmers, employees and agriservice people who work directly with dairy cows. It will cover transition cow health monitoring, facilities and environmental impacts of transition cow management, antibiotic stewardship, ethical cull cow handling and decision making, body condition scoring as a monitoring tool and components of an effective local vet relationship.

Instructors:

  • Robert A. Lynch, DVM, Dairy Herd Health and Management Specialist, Cornell PRO-DAIRY
  • Jerry Bertoldo, DVM, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Dairy Management Specialist
  • Lindsay Ferlito, MS, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Dairy Management Specialist
  • Kimberely Morrill, PhD, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Dairy Management Specialist
  • Betsy Hicks, Cornell Cooperative Extension, SCNY Dairy & Field Crops Team, Dairy Specialist

Locations:
Northern New York – Two Locations:
March 12 & 19 – Mo’s Pub and Grill, 3357 US-11, Malone, & local farm.
March 13 & 20 – Farm Credit Burrville, 25417 NY-12, Watertown, and local farm.
Registration: Tatum Langworthy, [email protected], 315-788-8450

Central New York
First Day: March 15 – Venture Farms, LLC, 6978 State Route 80, Tully.
Second Day: March 22 – Magro’s, 5758 Telephone Rd, Cincinnatus and Riverside Dairy, Cincinnatus.
Registration: Stephanie Vitarelli, [email protected], 607.391.2662
Questions: Betsy Hicks, 607.391.2673

CNY Dairy Day

This program features how new milk analysis tools can help manage your herd better. Speakers include Nicole Martin, Cornell University, who will address Spore Counts in Milk; Dr. David Barbano, Cornell, will discuss new milk analysis technologies to improve dairy cattle performance; and Dr. Heather Dann, Miner Institute, will talk about how Milk Fatty Acid Metrics can be used to make nutrition and management decisions. Register online.

March 13, Otesaga Resort Hotel, Cooperstown

 

Make the Most of Advances in Forage Management Webinar

Joe Lawrence, Dairy Forage Systems Specialist, Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY

Many exciting developments, from improved forage varieties, to precision equipment, to advances in the understanding of fiber digestibility, continue to enhance the value of forages in feeding programs. This webinar will address harvest and storage strategies that are at times the missing link in capitalizing on these other advances.

March 15 | 12:30 – 1:00 PM

Transition Cow Online Course

Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY is offering a seven-week Transition Cow Management online course April 2 through May 18, 2018.

The course targets dairy business on-farm personnel who are seeking to increase their knowledge of transition cow management. Participants should possess a formal or informal background in dairy cattle management, but not necessarily in transition cow management.

Register online at prodairy.cals.cornell.edu/events/online-courses/transition-cow-mgmt. Cost is $265.00 per person.

Registration opens Feb 1, 2018. Register before March 19 and receive a $25 early bird discount.

 

Topics include:

  • nutritional strategies for transition cows,
  • fresh cow health management,
  • metabolic disease,
  • non-nutritional management and
  • monitoring health.

Presentations for each topic are prerecorded and are accessible at the participant’s convenience. A live Q&A session with a presenter will be held weekly via webinar. Corresponding assignments are due each week. The course is offered through Moodle, an easy-to-use online interface, through your personal computer. Participants will receive a certificate of completion from PRO-DAIRY.

Instructors include:

  • Tom Overton, PhD, Professor, Dairy Management, Department of Animal Science, Cornell University.
  • Blake Nguyen, DVM, Lecturer, Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.
  • Jessica McArt, DVM, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.
  • Lindsay Ferlito, MS, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Dairy Management Specialist.
  • Soon Hon Cheong, DVM, PhD, Assistant Professor of Reproductive Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.
  • Rob Lynch, DVM, Dairy Herd Health and Management Specialist, Cornell PRO-DAIRY.
  • Julio Giordano, DVM, MS, PhD, Assistant Professor of Dairy Cattle Biology and Management, Department of Animal Science, Cornell University.
  • Vinicius Machado, DVM, PhD, Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University, Department of Veterinary Medicine.

April 2 – May 21, 2018
Registration Deadline: March 26, 2018