SOUTHWEST, N.Y. — The adoption of AMS (Automatic Milking Systems, or “Robots”) is increasing worldwide, mainly due to increased labor costs and interest in improving technology use. The success of AMS management relies heavily on feed management. In the context of high feed prices, there needs to be strategies that can maximize cow traffic, production, and health at the lowest possible cost. Because AMS is a relatively new technology, information on the best feed management and systems to optimize performance and maximize profitability is updated frequently.
In this webinar, Dr. Gregory Penner and Jim Salfer will share the most recent high-quality information about nutrition and feeding management for dairy cows in AMS. Each speaker will give a 25 min presentation, with an extensive Q&A session which will allow participants to have an open space to ask questions and share their experiences.
WHEN: April 6th, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM (EST)
REGISTRATION: This webinar is free and open to anyone interested in learning more about feeding and managing cows in AMS. Registration is required and will be accepted until April 5th. Participants will receive the Zoom webinar URL after their registration is confirmed. A recording of the webinar will be made available to registered participants.
LINK FOR REGISTRATION: https://events.anr.msu.edu/nutritionAMS/
If you have any questions, would like to register over the phone, or require accommodations, please reach out to Camila Lage at (607) 422-6788 or at email@example.com.
THE WEBINAR: Opportunities and pitfalls of managing and feeding cows in automatic milking systems is a collaborative program of Michigan State University and the Cornell Cooperative Extension SWNY Dairy, livestock, and field crops program. For more information, don’t hesitate to contact Victor Malacca from MSU Extension at firstname.lastname@example.org or 765-701-5872 or Camila Lage from Cornell Cooperative Extension SWNY at email@example.com or 607-422-6788.
SWNYDLFC is a partnership between Cornell University and the CCE Associations of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, and Steuben counties. Their team includes Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Farm Business Management (716-640-0522); Camila Lage, Dairy Management (607-422-6788); and Amy Barkley, Livestock Management (716-640-0844). CCE is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities.
For more information about Cornell Cooperative Extension, contact your county’s Association Executive Director. Allegany County – Laura Hunsberger, firstname.lastname@example.org or 585-268-7644. Cattaraugus County – Dick Rivers, email@example.com or 716-699-2377. Chautauqua County – Emily Reynolds, firstname.lastname@example.org or 716-664-9502. Erie County – Diane Held, email@example.com or 716-652-5400. Steuben County – Tess McKinley, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 607-664-2301.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension