DCRC webinar focuses training dairy herd managers

DCRC webinar focuses on training dairy herd managers

“Training and Monitoring Herd Managers Based on Attitude and Performance” is the subject of the Aug. 12 Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council (DCRC) webinar. It is  scheduled for 1 p.m. Central time and features Gustavo Schuenemann, a professor and dairy extension veterinarian with The Ohio State University. He will provide insights on effective training programs for modern dairy operations.

“The dairy business is the art of controlling variation and managing risk,” says Schuenemann. “People have the ability to work together to ultimately achieve a consistent management over time; thus, reducing the risk of poor herd performance.”

Schuenemann says that fully trained workers “know what to do” and “how to do it.” However, workers with a poor attitude will likely have poor work performance – regardless of their knowledge and skills.

During the Aug. 12 webinar, Schuenemann will address “consistent management,” which helps dairy farms succeed. Key areas include:

  • Committed and well-organized herd managers
  • Management programs designed for transition cow needs
  • Record keeping designed to monitor processes
  • Training programs integrated and consistent with established protocols

To register for this webinar, go to the website and follow the prompts. As the webinar approaches, you will receive an e-mail with information on how to log in to participate. If you are a DCRC member and cannot attend the live program, you may access the webinar at dcrcouncil.org (about two weeks after the webinar).

For more information about DCRC’s webinars, e-mail Natalia Martinez-Patino, DCRC Education Committee chair, at: [email protected] or e-mail DCRC at: [email protected]

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.

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