Calf and heifer raisers, and allied industry professionals who serve them, can take advantage of remote online training this fall via a virtual seminar series offered by Cornell University.
Cornell’s Calf and Heifer Management Online Course will cover basic calf and heifer management principles, led by Cornell staff and industry researchers. The seven-week course runs from October 16 to December 18, 2020. Topics and speakers include:
- Calf Nutrition Pre- and Post-Weaning - Dr. Mike Van Amburgh, Cornell University, Department of Animal Science
- Replacement Economics - Mr. Jason Karszes, Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY
- Colostrum Management - Dr. Kimberley Morrill, Chr Hansen
- Inventory Management - Margaret Quaassdorff, Cornell Cooperative Extension, NWNY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team
- Genetics - Dr. Heather Huson, Cornell University, Department of Animal Science
- Calf Health - Dr. Rob Lynch, Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY
- Housing - Curt Gooch, PE, Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY
Presentations will pre-recorded so participants can view them at their convenience. There will be regular assignments, due each week. An optional, live question-and-answer session will be held online each Thursday, with speakers on-hand to discuss each topic in real time. Participants should plan to spend at least two hours per week on the course.
You can learn more about the course here and register online here. Registration is $265 per person, with an early bird discount of $25 if registered by October 1. Continuing education credits from the Cornell School of Continuing Education are available to participants.
The course is a service of Cornell’s PRO-DAIRY program, providing education and applied research to the dairy industry.