CDE/CDEF joint summary available
The Joint Annual Summary of the Center for Dairy Excellence and the Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation of Pennsylvania is now available, detailing a review of resources and support made available through the two organizations. To request a copy of the report, email Jayne Sebright at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dairy calf mortality program scheduled
High dairy calf mortality can have a significant economic impact on a dairy farm’s profitability. Penn State’s Extension Dairy Team and Extension Veterinary Team will provide hands-on training opportunities combining scientific knowledge with practical management techniques that will result in more effective calf management on farms.
On Feb. 18, a program on dairy obstetrics will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Mifflintown, Pa. This is an on-farm program and location will be provided at registration. Register now by calling toll free 888-373-7232 or online at http://extension.psu.edu/animals/dairy/courses or by downloading a registration form and mailing to Penn State Extension Dairy Team, 324 Henning Bldg., University Park, PA 16802. Registration fee is $50 per person. Registration deadline is Feb. 10.
The second person from the same farm may attend this workshop for a 50% discounted fee of $25.
The morning session will include information on newborn calf health, colostrum management, developing protocols for consistent calf care, and will focus on the calving process and the time immediately following calving. The afternoon session features hands-on activities for delivering healthy calves in various presentations, completing a newborn calf health exam, and testing colostrum.
This program is eligible for 2 SmartStart credits from AgChoice Farm Credit. Thank you to Genex Cooperative, Inc. for sponsoring this program and partnering with the Penn State Extension Dairy Team on this program.
DairyCents Pro Mobile App now available for Android and iPhone
DairyCents Pro producer and consultant versions of the mobile app are now available for both platforms – Android and iPhone
DairyCents Pro producer version and consultant version will allow the user to enter in farm specific information so the herd can determine their feed cost/cow, IOFC, milk margin and the percent of income going towards feed cost. The other component of the app is to monitor several feed management metrics.