PRO-DAIRY

Dairy Webinars

For further information, please contact Kathryn Barrett at kfb3@cornell.edu or 607.229.4357

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  • Robotic Milking Systems-Effective use of reports to monitor milk quality and maintenance.
    February 16, 2017 @ 12:30 - 1:15 p.m.

    Presenter: Dr. Rick Watters, Western Laboratory Director, Sr. Extension Associate, Quality Milk Production Services, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

    Robotic milking systems generate a tremendous amount of data that can be used for management decisions. It can be overwhelming.   Dr. Watters will discuss how to use reports to pinpoint the information that can impact milk quality and maintenance management decisions.

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  • Crop Insurance Options for Corn Silage
    March 2, 2017 @ 12:30 - 1:15 p.m.

    Presenter:  Jennifer E. Ifft, PhD, Assistant Professor, Mueller Family Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow in Agribusiness and Farm Management, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management.

    With the deadline looming, Dr. Ifft will discuss options available and factors to consider in making your decision.

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  • New Milk Analysis Technologies to Monitor Management and Improve Herd Performance
    March 16, 2017 @ 12:30 - 1:15 p.m.

    Presenter:  Dr. Heather Dann PhD, Dairy Cattle Nutrition Research Scientist, The William H Miner Agricultural Research Institute.

    Dr. Dann will highlight some of the collaborative work done by Cornell University, Miner Institute, St. Albans Cooperative Creamery, and Delta Instruments. New tools have been developed in milk analysis for bulk tank and individual cow milks that will provide information to support decision making for management of feeding, health, and reproduction in dairy cows.

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  • Managing Transition Cows During Heat Stress
    March 23, 2017 @ 12:30 - 1:15 p.m.

    Presenter:  Dr. Tom Overton, Professor of Dairy Management, Cornell University, Director, PRO-DAIRY, Associate Director, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Department of Animal Science, Agriculture and Food Systems

    Dr. Overton will talk about the effects of heat stress during the dry period on the cow, and also the long-term effects on the calf from new research, and discuss the importance of heat abatement and specific nutritional strategies that may improve transition cow success during heat stress.

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  • Updates on energy content and amino acid supply considerations in transition cow feeding
    Thursday February 2, 2017 @ 12:30 - 1:15 p.m.

    Presenter: Sabine Mann, DVM, PhD,Dip.ECBHM, Dip.ACVPM, Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine

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  • Cornell Corn Silage Trial Results
    Thursday January 12, 2017 @ 12:30 - 1:00 p.m.

    Presenter: Joe Lawrence, Forage Specialist, Cornell ProDairy Program

    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 more are anticipated in 2017.

    In 2016, 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.

     

  • Proposing Change within Your Business
    Thursday December 22, 2016 @ 12:30 - 1:15 p.m.

    Presenters: Jason Karszes, Dairy Farm Business Specialist and Betsey Howland, Dairy Farm Business Specialist ,Cornell University PRO-DAIRY Program

    Have you ever wanted to propose a change within your business but not sure how to go about doing it so that you will be heard? This webinar will highlight different methods and approaches to proposing change with a focus on proposing change to the senior generation.

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  • Farmers Assuring Responsible Management
    Thursday December 15, 2016 @ 12:30 - 1:15 p.m.

    Presenter: Dr. Kim Morrill, PhD, NNY Dairy Specialist, Cornell Cooperative Extension

    FARM, or Farmers Assuring Responsible Management, is a program open to all dairy farmers, co-ops and processors across the U.S. that sets the highest standards when it comes to animal care.  Coops in NY are requiring farms that ship to them participate in FARM with the first deadline looming on Jan 1st for some. Dr. Kim Morrill is actively involved in the program and is a trained evaluator.  Kim will   provide an overview of the program.

     

  • Voluntary Wait Period Study Findings
    Thursday November 17, 2016 @ 12:30 - 1:15 p.m.

    Presenter: Dr. Rob Lynch, DVM, Dairy Herd Health and Management Specialist, Cornell University ProDairy Program

    Review results of the Giordano Lab study on effects of voluntary wait period on milk production and profitability for 1st and later lactation animals.

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  • Baby It’s Cold Outside! Winter Calf Care
    Wednesday October 26, 2016 @ 12:30 - 1:15 p.m.

    Presenter: Dr. Jerry Bertoldo DVM, NWNY Dairy Specialist, Kathy Barrett, Sr. Extension Assoc., Cornell ProDairy Program

    As the cold weather approaches it’s a good idea to think about and prepare for calf care during the winter months.  This webinar will review how to keep calves healthy and growing when the temperature drops.  We will discuss:

    • Cold weather nutritional needs.
    • How to keep calves fed and growing.
    • Health concerns when the temperature drops
    • Keeping them clean and dry at calving and beyond.

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  • Bedding and Bulk Tanks – What to do with that Information?
    Thursday, March 24, 2016

    Presenter: Dr. Paula Ospina, DVM, PhD, Quality Milk Production Services, Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine

    Dr. Ospina discusses how to use information about bedding cultures to evaluate mastitis risk and how to use bulk tank information as an additional mastitis monitoring tool.

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  • Using Test Day Data to Manage Udder Health and Milk Quality
    Thursday, March 17, 2016

    Presenter: Dr. Rick Watters, PhD, Regional Director of Quality Milk Production Services, Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine

    How do dairy producers use their SCC or test day results each month? Are the records placed in a folder and filed or are milk quality and udder health management decisions made with the results? New, chronic and high fresh infections can be monitored with test day data. New infections from the dry period and dry period cures can also be monitored monthly. If a farm is paying for SCC analysis, then the data should be use used to make management decisions.

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  • Update on Ration Phosphorus and Reproduction
    Thursday, March 10, 2016

    Presenter: Dr. Larry Chase, Professor Emeritus, Dairy Cattle Nutrition and Management, Dept. of Animal Science, Cornell University

    Phosphorus (P) continues to be of interest in dairy cattle rations due to environmental and animal performance considerations. This webinar reviews recent work in the area of P nutrition and its impact on reproduction. In addition, results from a large, multi-state field trial using commercial dairy herds will be provided.

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  • Applied Dairy Immunology and Vaccination Protocol Management
    Thursday, March 3, 2016

    Presenter: Dr. Rob Lynch, DVM, Dairy Herd Health Specialist, Cornell PRO-DAIRY Program

    Proper immune function is important to herd health. This webinar reviews strategies to minimize immune suppression during high risk periods. Use of vaccines to increase protection from specific disease challenges is common and Dr. Lynch will highlight ways to improve vaccine protocol implementation and oversight.

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  • Valuing Farmland Proximity - methods for valuing proximity in farmland purchasing decisions
    Thursday, February 25, 2016

    Presenter: Jennifer E. Ifft, PhD, Assistant Professor, Mueller Family Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow in Agribusiness and Farm Management, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University

    This webinar focuses on how to objectively assess the value of land proximity when making decisions about buying farmland.  Professor Ifft is developing a data set of New York farmland transactions from 1999 to present. She is interested in determinants of New York and U.S. farmland values and its effect on farm profitability and structure. Proximity is one determinant that plays a key role in prices paid for farmland.

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  • Keeping it Clean for the Tank! Reducing spore forming contaminants in the bulk tank
    Thursday, February 18, 2016

    Presenter: Nicole Martin, MS, Associate Director, Milk Quality Improvement Program

    Bacterial endospore (spore) forming bacteria enter raw milk from the dairy farm environment, survive pasteurization and subsequently grow in and spoil a number of dairy foods. Recent research indicates that spores are abundant in the farm environment and are associated with various sources and farm management practices. Reducing spore forming contaminants in raw milk requires a systematic approach to control transmission from the farm environment to bulk tank raw milk.

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    • Heifer nutrition and economics - What the new edition of the Cornell Net Carbohydrate and Protein System tells us
      Thursday, February 11, 2016

      Presenter: Dr. Mike Van Amburgh,  Professor of Dairy Management, Department of Animal Science, Cornell University

      This is the second part of a two-part webinar that explores what the 6th edition of CNCPS model tells about heifer nutrition and growth. The model includes updated feed amino acid profiles and characterizations in the library and an updated growth model for dairy replacements that includes the calf with the capacity to formulate starting at birth. Dr. VanAmburgh explains the impact of these changes and what it tells us about overall replacement economics.

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      • Heifer nutrition and economics - What the new edition of the Cornell Net Carbohydrate and Protein System tells us
        Thursday, February 4, 2016

        Presenter: Dr. Mike Van Amburgh,  Professor of Dairy Management, Department of Animal Science, Cornell University

        This is a two-part webinar that explores what the 6th edition of CNCPS model tells about heifer nutrition and growth. The model includes updated feed amino acid profiles and characterizations in the library and an updated growth model for dairy replacements that includes the calf with the capacity to formulate starting at birth. Dr. VanAmburgh explains the impact of these changes and what it tells us about overall replacement economics.

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      • Shredlage - What have we learned
        Thursday, January 21, 2016

        Presenter: Dr. Larry Chase, Associate Professor of Dairy Cattle Nutrition, Department of Animal Science, Cornell University

        This webinar covers what shredlage is, research results and current harvesting recommendations.

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      • Hot topics in transition cow nutrition
        Thursday, January 14, 2016

        Presenter: Dr. Tom Overton, Professor of Dairy Management, Cornell University, Director, PRO-DAIRY, Associate Director, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Department of Animal Science, Agriculture and Food Systems

        Transition cow nutritional strategies continue to evolve. Dr. Overton presents the latest in feeding strategies for dry cows and fresh cows, along with research on feeding management from a large transition cow field study that involved 72 farms in New York and Vermont.

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        • Clinical mastitis treatment decisions and using pathogen ID
          Thursday, January 7, 2016

          Presenter: Dr. Daryl Van Nydam, Associate Professor, Cornell University, Director, Quality Milk Production Services, College of Veterinary Medicine

          Dr. Van Nydam discusses how and when to use pathogen ID in an effective mastitis treatment program.

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        • Rumination and Activity Monitors Update
          Thursday, December 17, 2015

          Presenter: Dr. Matias Stangaferro, DVM, MS, PhD candidate in the Giordano Lab.

          Rumination and activity monitoring has implications for cow health management. Dr. Stangaferro describes his research on what these technologies can and cannot tell us about animal health performance. 

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        • Reproductive Management-Focus on 2nd and Subsequent Service
          Thursday, December 10, 2015

          Presenter: Dr. Julio Giordano, DVM, MS, PhD. Cornell University Assist. Professor – Dairy Cattle Biology and Management

          Dr. Giordano presents an overview on the latest developments in applied reproductive research to maximize performance of lactating cows from the 2nd service and greater. 

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        • Reproductive Management-1st Service
          Thursday, December 3, 2015

          Presenter: Dr. Julio Giordano, DVM, MS, PhD. Cornell University Assist. Professor – Dairy Cattle Biology and Management

          Dr. Giordano presents an overview of the latest developments in applied research to maximize reproductive performance of lactating dairy cows. This webinar will focus on 1st service postpartum. 

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        • Genetics on the Farm
          Thursday, November 19th, 2015

          Presenter: Dr. Heather J. Huson, Ph.D. Cornell University Asst. Professor, Animal Geneticist

          Genetic technology and research has advanced tremendously over the past few decades with the dairy cattle industry leading the genetic revolution for livestock.  However, the abundance of information can be daunting to farmers who are the end users of genetic evaluations and health reports.  Dr. Huson provides an overview of the type of genetic data available and basic steps for understanding and applying genetic data in farm management.

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        • Preparing for Manure Spills and other Emergencies on Your Dairy, Who Is Part of Your Response Team?
          Thursday, August 20, 2015

          Presenter:  Mark Burger, Onondaga Soil & Water District Manager

          This webinar is designed to help farms and their consultants think about their emergency response team as related to manure spills and other emergencies on the farm.  Mark Burger shares the successful model they created in Onondaga County by outlining the composition of the response team and examples of spills that they have responded to. Mark highlights “lessons learned” and shares thoughts about potential improvements and how they hooked into the county 911 system.

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