Western Dairy Seminar 2014 - Cowsmo

Western Dairy Seminar 2014

Day two of the Western Dairy Seminar see some of the great booths and speakers!


Topics Covered during the Dairy Seminar

Pre-Conference Symposium for Nutritionists:
“Nutritional management of the dairy replacement heifer from birth to calving”.

Workshop for Producers: “Mastitis pathogens and prevention”,

Efficiency from Cow to Farm

How high feed efficiency reduces the environmental impact of the dairy – Frank Mitloehner, University of California-Davis

Feeding and breeding for a more efficient cow – Mike Vandehaar, Michigan State University

Can genomics be used to improve feed efficiency? – Diane Spurlock, Iowa State University

Strategies to improve economic efficiency of the dairy – Victor Cabrera, University of Wisconsin

Dairy Herd Health

Biosecurity in the dairy herd – Dick Sibley, West Ridge Veterinary Practice, UK

Lameness, hoof and leg issues in dairy cows –Ernest Hovingh, Pennsylvania State University

Understanding the sources, transmission routes, and prognoses for mastitis pathogens – Ruth Zadoks, University of Glasgow

How to decrease the use of antibiotics in udder health management – Jean-Philippe Roy, University of Montréal

The Pre-Weaned Calf

Cow factors that influence colostrum quality – Fiona Maunsell, University of Florida

Effects of maternal nutrition on calf health and growth – Jon Schoonmaker, Purdue University

Colostrum management and factors related to poor calf immunity – Lorraine Doepel, University of Calgary

Effective forage and starter feeding strategies for preweaned calves – Alex Bach, Institute for Research and Technology in Agrifood (IRTA), Spain

Nutrition to Optimize Performance and Economic Returns

Reducing feed costs while optimizing productivity – Barry Robinson, Great Northern Livestock Consulting Ltd.

Precision feeding to increase feed efficiency for milk production – Alex Bach, IRTA Spain

Silage inoculants – are they worth the money? – Tim McAllister, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada

Reducing phosphorus levels in dairy cow diets – Joe Harrison, Washington State University (Paper written by Conrad Ferris, AFBI (Agri-Food & Biosciences Institute), Northern Ireland)

Breeding and Reproduction

Crossbreeding in dairy cattle: pros and cons – Frank Buckley, Animal and Grassland Research and Innovation Centre, Teagasc, Ireland (Paper written by Conrad Ferris, AFBI (Agri-Food & Biosciences Institute), Northern Ireland)

Genetic selection of cattle for improved immunity and health – Bonnie Mallard, University of Guelph

Reproductive management with limited hormonal intervention – Jeff Stevenson, Kansas State University

Strategic interventions for reproductive management – Stephen LeBlanc, University of Guelph

The People Side of Dairying

Worker training and education to improve cattle welfare – Franklyn Garry, Colorado State University

Enhancing employee supervision skills – Chuck Schwartau, University of Minnesota

Using Standard Operating Procedures to Improve Employee and Cow Productivity – Fiona Maunsell, University of Florida

An advisory team approach to your farm management – Lisa Holden, Pennsylvania State University

Disease Issues and Management

Vaccinating dry cows and calves: with what, when and is it effective at protecting the calf? – Amelia Woolums, University of Georgia

Why cows die on dairies – Franklyn Garry, Colorado State University

High risk cows in high risk places – Dick Sibley, West Ridge Veterinary Practice, UK

Buyer Beware – Emerging Diseases Coming to Canadian Dairy Farms – Dave Kelton, University of Guelph

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