Event Details

Date

October 28 - November 13, 2014

Time

6:30pm-9:00pm

Location

CCE Saratoga County
50 West High St
Ballston Spa, NY 12020

Cost

$50.00
(additional attendee $50.00 ea.)

Host

Central New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops


315-866-7920

Pre-Registration Deadline: October 28, 2014

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Calf Management Training - Ballston Spa

October 28 - November 13, 2014


Program Topics:
October 28, 2014 6:30pm-9:00pm Young Calf Care
Instructor Dr. Kim Morrill, PhD, NNY Dairy 
Specialist, Cornell Cooperative Extension. Dr. Morrill will discuss the critical first 24 hours, impact of calving stress, the 5 "C"s - colostrum, calories, cleanliness, comfort and consistency. She will also discuss biosecurity, controlling scours and respiratory disease, assessing the "off" calf and vaccination strategies.

October 30, 2014 6:30pm-9:00pm Impact of Environmental Factors
Dr. Theresa Taraska, DVM, Dairy Specialist, CCE Lewis County and Curt Gooch, ProDairy Extension Associate Sr. will discuss housing essentials, air quality, individual vs. group housing, water quality, cold and heat stress and bedding choices.

October 30, 2014 6:30pm-9:00pm Operation overview with focus on Data Capture (Panel Discussion)
Panelists will address and answer: What data are you collecting, why and how are you using it? How are you using data in your decision making process?
Panel Members Include:
Mike McMahon, Dairy farmer
Dr. Dave Stockwell, DVM
Paul Tillotson, Organic dairy farmer

November 4, 2014 6:30pm-9:00pm Calf Nutrition and Delivery, From Birth to Weaning 
Instructor Dr. Fernando Soberon, PhD, Technical Services manager at Nutreco Canada. Dr. Soberon will address feeding for biological potential, milk versus milk replacer, gut development, starter formulation, growth rates and weaning strategies.

November 6, 2014 6:30pm-9:00pm Calf Management Issues 
Instructor Corwin Holtz, Nelson Dairy Consultants, LLC. Corwin Holtz will address auto feeders vs. robots, acidified milk feeding, nipple selection, placement and number, starting calves in groups, cross sucking, basic economics of raising calves and economics of lost and culled heifers.

November 13, 2014 10:00am-3:00pm - Farm Walk and Hands-On Demonstration
Location: Dykeman Dairy, Ingersoll Rd, Fultonville  
Focus on: management of newborn calf, environmental considerations, feeding and weaning management, sanitation of feeding articles, and health strategies.

Cost is $50. Participants in this program will be given a $40 voucher to use towards the Full Day registration fee for the upcoming PRO-DAIRY Calf and Heifer Congress on December 10-11, 2014 at the RIT Inn and Conference Center in Rochester, NY. 

*This program qualifies for Farm Service Agency Borrower Credits





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