Tuesdays from Nov 2, 2021, until Dec 14, 2021
Nov 2-Transition Cow Nutrition-This session discusses why the transition diet has a tremendous impact on cow health and milk production, and how to ensure adequate nutrition is supplied at each phase of transition.
Presenter: Tom Overton, PhD, Professor of Dairy Management, Chairman of the Department of Animal Science at Cornell University
Nov 9-Feeding the Transition Cow- The mechanics of providing feed in conjunction with transition cow behavior is a crucial aspect in providing adequate nutrition. We’ll discuss factors in feeding management during this session.
Presenters: Dave Balbian, Betsy Hicks, Margaret Quaassdorff, CCE Regional Dairy Specialists.
Nov 16-Selective Dry Cow Therapy-Learn how dry cow therapy impacts transition cow management. We will discuss the basics of selective dry cow therapy.
Presenter: Daryl Nydam, DVM, Faculty Director, Atkinson Center for Sustainability, Dept of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine.
Nov 23-Facility Considerations -Housing can make or break a cow’s transition period and her next lactation. Both her physical and behavioral needs will be discussed.
Presenter: Lindsay Ferlito, NNY CCE Regional Dairy Specialist.
Nov 30-Calving Considerations. -Parturition is critical step in transition. This session will discuss the basics of cow behavior, calving assistance, and physiology.
Presenters-Rob Lynch, DVM, Cornell PRODAIRY Program, Margaret Quaassdorff, NWNY Regional Dairy Specialist
Dec 7-Post Calving Monitoring-This session will outline the steps for monitoring cow health post calving.
Presenters: Rob Lynch, DVM, Cornell PRODAIRY Program, Margaret Quaassdorff, NWNY CCE Regional Dairy Specialist.
Dec 14-Evaluating Transition Management-This session will cover Dairy Comp items to track and measure success of the transition program.
Presenter-Judy Moody, Agricultural Resource Management Specialist, Dairy One.