Event Details

Date

August 23, 2017

Time

7-9 pm, Optional farm tour at 6 pm

Location

Stony Brook Farm
368 Youngs Corners Rd
Amsterdam, NY 12010

Cost

This event is free.

Host

PRO-DAIRY

https://prodairy.cals.cornell.edu/

Pre-Registration Deadline: August 22, 2017

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Summer Dairy Research Update: Heifer Reproduction ~ Hypocalcemia

August 23, 2017


Reducing Replacement Heifers Rearing Cost through Improved Reproductive Management
Replacement cows generated by a heifer rearing enterprise are critical to the future of dairy farms. Nevertheless, raising heifers represents a major cost burden accounting for as much as 15 to 20% of the total cost of production. Thus, minimizing the duration of the non-lactating period by reducing days to pregnancy can help reduce farm operating costs. We will present new research data evaluating different reproductive management programs for dairy heifers in commercial dairy farms. The impact of these strategies on the reproductive performance and economics of heifers during their non-lactating period and their first lactation will be discussed.

Fresh Cow Calcium Supplementation- To Treat or Not to Treat
A recent large trial conducted on farms in New York State has provided insight into which cows truly benefit from oral calcium supplementation.  We will review the trial results to help you make practical decisions regarding post-calving calcium supplementation in your herds.

Speakers include:
  • Julio O. Giordano, DVM, MS, PhD, Cornell University, St. John Family Sesquicentennial Assistant Professor - Dairy Cattle Biology & Management, Department of Animal Science 
  • Magdalena Masello Souza, DVM, Cornell University PhD Student?Dairy Cattle Biology & Management Lab
  • Mark Thomas, DVM, DABVP-Dairy, Dairy Health & Management Services, LLC
Meeting will be held:
Stony Brook Farm, 368 Youngs Corners Rd, Amsterdam, NY 12010
Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 7-9 pm.  An optional farm tour will take place at this farm at 6 pm)

Registration is free, but you need to register so we have refreshments and dessert for everyone.
Register by using the registration link above or by calling CCE Herkimer County at (315) 866-7920 or emailing herkimer@cornell.edu.  Please RSVP with Name, farm/clinic/business name, the number attending the meeting, the number attending the optional farm tour and your daytime phone number.

This meeting is supported by:
  • Cornell University
  • Dairy Health & Management Services
  • NY Farm Viability Institute





Summer Dairy Research Update 2017 (PDF; 672KB)


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2017 Corn Silage Trial Information

Many of you have been looking for the 2017 corn silage trial information and preliminary results have been released. The predicted milk yields with the Cornell Net Carbohydrate and Protein System (CNCPS) model will be completed in the coming weeks but wanted to supply you with this preliminary report now.

One reporting difference from last year is that the uNDF 240 is listed as a percent of NDF not of dry matter so the number is larger but the relationship the same: a lower uNDF 240 value indicates better performance.  

To view this information, see our page at https://cnydfc.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=700&crumb=grains|3


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