Friday, September 12, 2014
Philip Durst and Stanley Moore
October 6th, 12:00 PM Central Time
Durst and Moore will discuss the results of phone interviews with 158 employees from 11 dairy farms, including:
· Employee turnover rate and employee engagement
· Management makes a difference
· Focus employees on achieving performance standards
· Providing opportunities to learn and develop
· Language and cultural barriers
Dairy Cows Need Adequate but Not Excessive Amounts of Trace Minerals
Providing the correct amounts of bioavailable trace minerals in diets is necessary for healthy, productive dairy cows. Negative impacts relative to the cow, environment, and profitability can occur when inadequate or excessive amounts of bioavailable trace minerals are fed. The 2001 Dairy NRC established requirements for cobalt (Co), copper (Cu), iodine (I), iron (Fe), manganese (Mn), selenium (Se), and zinc (Zn), and since 2001, substantial research has been conducted regarding chromium (Cr) supplementation of dairy cow diets. The mineral requirement in most, if not all, U.S.-based nutrition models come directly from the NRC.
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Wednesday, September 3, 2014
The 2014 NACAA AM/PIC Evaluation on-line Survey is now available for your input. Please go to https://uaex.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_7VedZPX3ikvqXQh to complete. The Evaluation/Survey will be available through September 12, 2014.
Please take a few moments to give your input as this information is vital to future AM/PIC planning.
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An email blast was sent out 2 weeks ago to AM/PIC participants - direct from Arkansas - but we have determined that many of you may have not received that notice.