Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...
  • Identifying Bottlenecks in On-Farm Labor Efficiency and Practical Approaches for Improvement 

    Karszes, Jason (2019-01-22)
    With labor being a growing concern over time, understanding where our time goes and how to evaluate it is crucial to improving labor efficiency on farms. Digging into some data from PRO-DAIRY’s labor allocation study, this ...
  • Pathogen based treatment – Prudent use of antimicrobials 

    Watters, Rick D. (2019-01-22)
    Pathogen based mastitis treatment has the potential to decrease farm costs and the use of antibiotic on farm. It allows farmers to tailor treatment protocols to limit antibiotic use to mastitis cases that will most ...
  • Developing a Virtual Dairy Farm Brain 

    Cabrera, Victor (2019-01-22)
    Dairy farms have embraced technological innovations and procured vast amounts of data, but integrating these data to improve whole farm-based management and decision-making has proven challenging. It is imperative to move ...
  • Employee Onboarding: The First Step to Develop and Retain the Best People 

    Stup, Richard (2019-01-22)
    Safe, Productive, and Confident… from Day One. Onboarding is the dairy’s chance to make a strong and lasting impression that will shape an employee’s career with the farm. An effective onboarding program establishes the ...

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