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Dairy Financial Analysis
Dairy Financial Analysis - Webinars Webinars
Free
This free webinar recording is part of a Dairy Management Monday series, which includes presentations on topics important to managing a dairy farm. Dairy Financial Analysis was recorded on December 17, 2018. More
Stress Management
Stress Management - Webinars Webinars

Stress Management

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Free
This free webinar recording is part of a Dairy Management Monday series, which includes presentations on topics important to managing a dairy farm. Stress Managment was recorded on November 19, 2018. More
Calf Management Tips for Cold Weather
Calf Management Tips for Cold Weather - Articles Articles

Calf Management Tips for Cold Weather

Coleen M. Jones, Jud Heinrichs

Within a certain range of temperatures called the thermoneutral zone or TNZ, calves can maintain body temperature without needing extra energy. More
Understanding Dairy Business
Understanding Dairy Business and Production for the Conservation Professional - Workshops Workshops
Free
The goal of this workshop is to help conservationists better understand the dairy business and become effective communicators when helping dairy farmers consider and implement conservation practices. More
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Butyrate Addition in Calf Milk Replacer - Articles Articles

Butyrate Addition in Calf Milk Replacer

Jud Heinrichs, Ali Chishti

Feeding butyrate can help jump start rumen development, especially in calves that have not started eating much grain. More
Photo credit: Cassie Yost
Managing Heat Stress and Fly Control in Young Calves - Articles Articles
Explore ways to address two of the main issues affecting calf health and comfort during summer months. More
Calf and Heifer Management
Calf and Heifer Management - Webinars Webinars
Free
This free webinar recording is part of a Dairy Management Monday series, which includes presentations on topics important to managing a dairy farm. More
Cassie Yost, Penn State University
Generation Next: Calf Workshop - Newborn Calf Care - Workshops Workshops
Join us for classroom and hands-on learning experiences covering newborn calf care and management. More
Generation Next: Calf Workshop - Weaning through Pre-Bred Heifers
Generation Next: Calf Workshop - Weaning through Pre-Bred Heifers - Workshops Workshops
Join us for classroom and hands-on learning experiences covering proper feeding and management of calves and heifers. More
Dairy Cattle Nutrition Workshop
Dairy Cattle Nutrition Workshop - Workshops Workshops
This workshop provides applied dairy nutrition information and training to feed industry professionals. Hands-on workshops and practical sessions offer information you can use to help you or your clients succeed. More
Photo credit: MC1 Daniel Hinton, USN (6), flicr.com
Antibiotic Stewardship: Can It Really Save Your Dairy Money? - Articles Articles
Improving animal health offers a rewarding way to reduce antibiotic use. More
Women Rooted in Agriculture
Women Rooted in Agriculture - Workshops Workshops

Women Rooted in Agriculture

03/15/2019

Chambersburg, PA

Free
Women Rooted in Agriculture is a discussion group for a women that are interested in learning more about their industry. More
Photo credit: Coleen Jones
Rumen Development, Don’t Wean Calves Without It! - Articles Articles

Rumen Development, Don’t Wean Calves Without It!

Coleen M. Jones, Jud Heinrichs

Regardless of how much milk you are feeding calves or what age they are at weaning, if the rumen is not ready, calves are in for a rough transition. More
Penn State Dairy Cattle Nutrition Workshop
Penn State Dairy Cattle Nutrition Workshop - Articles Articles

Penn State Dairy Cattle Nutrition Workshop

Coleen M. Jones, Jud Heinrichs

Annual event provides continuing education for feed industry professionals. More
Technology Tuesday
Technology Tuesdays - Webinars Webinars

Technology Tuesdays

Multiple Options Available

1 hour, 30 minutes

Free
This series of free webinars is geared toward dairy producers, employees, and agribusiness professionals. More
Feeding the Newborn Dairy Calf
Feeding the Newborn Dairy Calf - Articles Articles

Feeding the Newborn Dairy Calf

Coleen M. Jones, Jud Heinrichs

Calf health, growth, and productivity rely heavily on nutrition and management practices. More
Dehorning: What Are Your Options?
Dehorning: What Are Your Options? - Articles Articles
Timing and best practices for caustic paste and hot iron dehorning, common methods of removing horns on young calves. More
Dairy Discussions
Dairy Discussions - Workshops Workshops

Dairy Discussions

03/22/2019

DuBois, PA

Free
An informal opportunity to discuss issues that are important for you and your dairy operation in a round-table discussion format. More
An example of a quad plate demonstrating growth from a quarter sample of a cow with a high SCC. (photo by Ginger Fenton, 2015)
Using On-farm Culturing for More Than Mastitis - News News
New ways to incorporate on-farm culturing in herd health routines. More
Using a Colostrometer
Using a Colostrometer - Videos Videos

Using a Colostrometer

Jud Heinrichs, Coleen M. Jones, Sonia Arnold

3:10

Demonstration of using a colostrometer to estimate IgG content in colostrum. More
Using a Brix Refractometer
Using a Brix Refractometer - Videos Videos

Using a Brix Refractometer

Jud Heinrichs, Coleen M. Jones, Sonia Arnold

4:11

Learn how to use optical and digital Brix refractometers to determine how much IgG colostrum contains. More
How Efficient Are Your Calves?
How Efficient Are Your Calves? - Articles Articles
Feeding more milk replacer to calves can increase average daily gain, but can reduce starter intake and lower nitrogen efficiency and postweaning digestion. More
Photo credit: Jill Kopfer
Economics and Effects of Accelerated Calf Growth Programs - Articles Articles
Increasing heifer growth rates, regardless of the feeding strategy, improves the odds of earlier age at calving, which can dramatically lower heifer costs. More
Make Dehorning Bearable for You and Your Calves
Make Dehorning Bearable for You and Your Calves - Articles Articles
Pain management makes dehorning less dreadful for you and your calves. More
Feed Me the Scoop on Veterinary Feed Directive
Feed Me the Scoop on Veterinary Feed Directive - Articles Articles

Feed Me the Scoop on Veterinary Feed Directive

Capri Stiles-Mikesell, Greg Strait

Description of in-feed medications and how they fit into the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) rules that took effect January 1, 2017. More
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