“Animal monitoring provides data-driven management for breeding, herd health and labor efficiencies” headlines the February 25 Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council (DCRC) webinar, which starts at 2 p.m. Central time (Chicago time). Chris Szydel, Pagel’s Ponderosa Dairy LLC dairy herd manager, will lead the one-hour webinar, which is sponsored by Allflex Livestock Intelligence.
During this webinar, Szydel will share his experiences using a dairy cattle health monitoring system and how it has positively changed management practices on the dairy farm during the past 2.5 years. Improvements have occurred via animal health, reproduction, milk production, labor efficiency, environmental sustainability and transition cow health.
Szydel will share details regarding:
- Animal health monitoring systems
- How animal monitoring influences cow health, fresh cow program, breeding program and labor efficiency
- Future applications of on-farm health animal monitoring
One Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE) credit for this DCRC webinar was granted by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards.
Szydel started working at Pagel’s Ponderosa Dairy in 1995 as a night shift milker. Over the years, he worked his way up by learning from some of the best dairy industry mentors. Szydel manages more than 60 employees and 5,700 cows at multiple sites. With cow comfort always in mind, he continues to educate himself and stay on the cutting edge through technology.
The Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council is focused on bringing together all sectors of the dairy industry – producers, consultants, academia and allied industry professionals – for improved reproductive performance. DCRC provides an unprecedented opportunity for all groups to work together to take dairy cattle reproduction to the next level.