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e-Leader Newsletter

JANUARY 2017

 In this issue:

  • Corn Silage Hybrid Variety Trial Results Presented in Thursday Webinar
  • Wednesday Webinars in Spanish: Dairy Cow Management
  • Veterinary Feed Directive Changes Effective in January
  • Upcoming Management Events

Corn Silage Hybrid Variety Trial Results Presented in Webinar

Cornell PRO-DAIRY Forage Systems Specialist Joe Lawrence will present the results of the 2016 Corn Silage Trial Results in a webinar from 12:30 to 1:15 pm EST, January 12.  Registration is not required. Click on the Dairy Webinars section of PRO-DAIRY's website to join. Each webinar is approved for one continuing education unit (CEU) from the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS).

New and leading corn silage hybrids are annually evaluated for yield, moisture at harvest, quality characteristics, milk/ton, and calculated milk yields across NY locations. Corn silage variety tests were not conducted in 2014 or 2015, but with the hire of Joe Lawrence, Cornell PRO-DAIRY Dairy Forage Systems Specialist, were resumed on a limited basis in 2016.

In 2016, 29 hybrids from eight companies were tested and the NY trials used new methods for evaluating the milk producing potential of corn silage utilizing the Cornell Net Carbohydrate & Protein System (CNCPS) Model to predict the expected milk yield (in pounds per day) of a lactating ration with each of the participating corn hybrids entered into the same ration for comparison.

The hybrids were planted at two locations in 2016. One is on a farm in Cayuga Country and the other is on a farm in St. Lawrence County.  The 2016 results are posted on PRO-DAIRY's Production Management Resources web page tab.

 
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Wednesday Webinars in Spanish: Dairy Cow Management

PRO-DAIRY is now offering dairy management webinars in Spanish on the last Wednesday of each month from November until April.
Registration is not required. Access the webinar link on the Dairy Webinars section on PRO-DAIRY's website to join. Webinars are also posted on the same website for viewing after the event.

The January 25 "What is happening with the cow and calf during parturition and when should you ask for help" webinar will be given by Dr. Paula Ospina DVM, PhD, MPH, QMPS, Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine.

Veterinary Feed Directive Changes Effective in January

PRO-DAIRY's Dairy Herd Health & Management Specialist, Rob Lynch, DVM, posted a Food and Drug Administration's Veterinary Feed Directive Changes e-Alert. Most in the dairy industry are aware of recent guidance coming from the FDA as part of the agency’s policies on judicious use of medically important antimicrobial drugs. As the final phase of implementation approaches, now is a good time to remind everyone what has changed regarding feed-use and water-use antibiotic products which were, up until now, purchased over the counter (OTC).

Veterinary Feed Directive Changes Effective in January

PRO-DAIRY's Dairy Herd Health & Management Specialist, Rob Lynch, DVM, posted a Food and Drug Administration's Veterinary Feed Directive Changes e-Alert about guidance from the FDA as part of the agency’s policies on judicious use of medically important antimicrobial drugs.

Upcoming Management Events

  • PDPW’s Managers Academy for Dairy ProfessionalsTM
    Featuring two of agriculture's most preeminate agricultural econonomists: Dr. Mike Boehlje of Purdue University and Dr. David Kohl of Virginia Tech.
    January 17 - 19, 2017
    San Diego, California
  • Operations Managers Conference
    Precision Management: Merging People, Cows, Crops and Technology
    January 24 - 25, 2017
    Holiday Inn, Liverpool/Syracuse
  • Winter Dairy Management Meetings
    Don't Be Lame 
    January 19: Richfield Springs;
    February 15: Jamestown; March 7: Warsaw; March 8: Binghamton; March 9: Auburn; March 10: Burrville.
    Contact your local CCE office to register.
  • Winter Forage Meetings
    Dairy Forage Profit 3.0 - Take Your Forage and Feeding Program to the Next Level! Seminar and Case Study
    January 31, 2017 – State College, PA
    February 1, 2017 – Waterloo, NY February 2, 2017 – New Hartford, NY
    Registration Deadline: January 25, 2017
  • CDEP Management Symposium
    Strategic Management for Future Success
    February 21 – 22, 2017
    The Strathallan, Rochester, New York
  • Herd Health and Nutrition Conference
    April 12, 2017
    Holiday Inn, Liverpool/Syracuse Sponsorship and exhibit opportunities are still available.