WOOSTER, Ohio — The OSU Extension Dairy Working group is offering a series of daytime dairy webinars from 1 to 3 p.m. on Feb. 13, March 13 and March 27. The series will investigate how to “Optimize Production through Facility Management.” Cows spend most of their day in the barn eating or laying down which makes facility management a key part of the dairy enterprise farm strategy. Each webinar program will examine a different area of facility management.
On Feb. 13, the program will feature Dr. Peter Krawczel from the University of Tennessee discussing how barn facilities, stall design and stocking density management all relate to animal welfare, milk yield and components to keep the farm economically viable.
On March 13, Dr. Katy Proudfoot of The Ohio State University will be discussing Transition Cow Housing Before, During and After calving. The last program on March 27 will feature Dr. Trevor Devries from the University of Guelph talking about Optimizing Production of Dairy Cows by Ensuring Good Feed Access.
All of the programs will be delivered in a webinar format. The webinars can either be viewed from home or by attending a host location. The cost for viewing at home is $10 for all three webinars. Register for home viewing by contacting Jason Hartschuh at email@example.com. A reliable high speed internet connection is recommended for home viewing. Detailed directions on how to access the webinar will be sent to you once you register.
Wayne County Extension is a host location for the dairy webinar series and will show the webinars in the commissioners meeting room of the Wayne County Administration Building. Anyone interested in attending should register with the Wayne County Extension office by phone at 330-264-8722 or send an email message to Lewandowski.firstname.lastname@example.org. The registration cost is $5/person for all three programs.
To check for other host locations around the state visit crawford.osu.edu or dairy.osu.edu.
— OSU Extension Wayne County