Join the University of Wisconsin-Madison – Division of Extension’s Dairy Program on the third Tuesday of each month from 11am-12 pm CST for the Badger Dairy Insight webinar series. Featuring your local Extension Dairy Program Educators and UW Specialists as they present on current dairy topics. Take the opportunity to learn from and discuss with experts on the dates below. To learn more about Badger Dairy Insight and the Extension Dairy program please visit https://dairy.extension.wisc.edu
December 19th: Udderly Efficient: Management strategies for optimal performance
Faith Reyes and Carolina Pinzón, newly appointed statewide Dairy Outreach Specialists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension, will be presenting this webinar to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of effective dairy animal handling, grouping strategies and their impact on efficiency in the parlor and beyond.
January 16th: Selection of dairy cows for consistent performance under unpredictable conditions
Kent Weigel is Professor and Chair of the Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences at UW-Madison. He holds research, extension and teaching appointments and serves as a technical consultant for numerous companies and organizations in the dairy genetics industry. In this session, Dr. Weigel will present current research on the day-to-day consistency of dry matter intake, milk yield, and the genetics behind it.
February 20th: Balancing diets for energy and amino acids to maximize milk components
In this presentation, Sebastian I Arriola Apelo, Assistant Professor of Metabolism at UW-Madison in the Animal & Dairy Science Department, will discuss amino acid balancing when feeding different energy sources to maximize milk protein and fat. Discussion will include various scenarios, including consideration of an induced milk fat depression. Amino acid balancing strategies will be focused on commercially available rumen protected amino acids and bypass proteins.
Badger Dairy Insight
There is no charge to participate in the sessions, however pre-registration is required to allow access. Register online at go.wisc.edu/bdi2324