Recent Submissions

  • Current Concepts in Hypocalcemia 

    McArt, Jessica (2019-04-09)
    We will review calcium physiology in the periparturient period of dairy cows and discuss the incidence of clinical and subclinical hypocalcemia. We will then discuss classification of persistent subclinical hypocalcemia ...
  • Livestock and Climate Change: Fact or Fiction 

    Mitloehner, Frank (2019-04-09)
    Growing global demands for dairy products could strongly increase environmental pressures. Knowledge exists to improve efficiencies in dairy production and lessons can be learned from modern production successes that can ...
  • Nutrition and Reproduction in Transition Cows 

    Butler, Ron (2019-04-09)
    The transition from late pregnancy to the onset of lactation is the most challenging period in the life of a dairy cow – metabolically, health-wise, and nutritionally. The interaction of these factors sets the tone for ...
  • Circadian Rhythms and Feed Management 

    Harvatine, Kevin (2019-04-09)
    Dairy cows have a daily pattern of feed intake the has a large impact on the rumen. Total mixed rations do not solve this problem, but managing feeding and milking times allows us to improve stability of the rumen.
  • Identifying Drivers of Profitability on Commerical Dairies 

    Zoetis (2016-06)
    KEY POINTS Zoetis teamed with a Midwest agricultural banking and consulting institution to identify dairy operating measures that correlate with the financial health of contemporary dairy farms (Data on file, Dairy ...
  • How Much Does the Welfare of the People Affect the Welfare of the Animals? 

    Hagevoort, Robert (2019-01-22)
    This presentation will focus on the concept that animal welfare doesn’t live in a vacuum; it’s the outcome of an interaction between a human and an animal, and it can either have a positive or a negative outcome. The ...
  • Dynamic Harvest and Storage for Improved Forage Utilization 

    Lawrence, Joe (2019-01-22)
    Obtaining the right quality forage for the right group of animals is key to optimizing forage utilization on farm. Both your harvest strategy and storage options must be well planned but nimble to achieve forage quality ...
  • Calves & Heifers: The Future of Our Dairies 

    Reed, Kelly (2019-01-22)
    In this presentation, Dr. Kelly Reed will review the importance of calf & heifer programs in the success of our businesses. She will discuss how to identify bottlenecks holding back our programs and working through the ...
  • Building Your Team 

    Stup, Richard (2019-01-22)
    Collaborating and coordination are essential characteristics to an effective team. However, most teams struggle in this area due to member-related issues (e.g. absence, fatigue, motivation, training) or team-related issues ...
  • How Does Your Farm Culture Measure Up? 

    Eiholzer, Libby (2019-01-22)
    It can be difficult to put a finger on what makes one farm a better place to work than another. Sometimes it just boils down to the "feel" or culture of the workplace. In this talk you will learn how to gauge the culture ...

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