Event Details

Date

July 16, 2019

Time

7-9 pm

Location

Hemlock Valley Farm
3487 NY Route 28
Milford, NY 13807

Cost

This event is free.

Host

Central New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Pre-Registration Deadline: July 16, 2019

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Dairy Cattle Summer Research Update~Milford

July 16, 2019


Topics:
Strategies for improving dairy cattle reproductive performance and economics: The latest research on reproductive management programs for second and greater services for dairy cows will be covered. Programs that prioritize insemination of cows in heat or maximize fertility through timed AI will be discussed. Examples of strategies for on-farm implementation and performance implications will be provided.

Using automated sensors for improving dairy cattle health monitoring and management: The latest concepts and research on the use and value of health monitoring and management using automated sensors (e.g., rumination, activity, milk weights monitors) will be covered. Pros and cons of different technologies and their potential implementation for health management will be discussed. We will also cover the economics of incorporating technologies into farm management.

Presenters:
  • Julio O. Giordano, DVM, MS, PhD, Cornell University, St. John Family Sesquicentennial, Assistant Professor - Dairy Cattle Biology & Management, Department of Animal Science
  • Martin Perez, DVM, Cornell University, PhD Student - Dairy Cattle Biology & Management Lab, Department of Animal Science
  • Robert A. Lynch, DVM, Dairy Herd Health and Management Specialist, Cornell PRO-DAIRY
Registration is free, but is required so we can bring enough supplies and refreshments.

To register, click the link above

Contact Dave Balbian for more information at drb23@cornell.edu


2019 Dairy Cattle Summer Research Update (PDF; 1090KB)


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