Thursday, October 31, 2013

Upcoming DAIReXNET Webinar- Discovering Hidden Feed Costs for the Milking Herd

Michael Brouk, Kansas State University

November 7, 2013 12:00 PM Central

Unsure of where your dairy's feeding program might be leaking money? Dr. Brouk will help you do a little detective work to identify some common sources of unseen feed costs in a dairy herd. Just a few areas he plans to cover include commodity shrink, mixer errors, refusals, and expense of inventory. 

Other Upcoming Webinars

December Critical Economic Decisions when Raising Heifers– Dr. Jason Karszes


January Basic Vaccinology: Why Vaccines Work or Don’t Work– Dr. Dan Grooms


February Forage Fermentation: How to Make Good Silage– Dr. Limin Kung

Processing Cereal Grains Fed to Dairy Cattle

Optimizing feed efficiency and income over feed costs on dairy farms is very important since feed is the highest cost associated with producing milk. Some of the primary dietary areas for achieving high feed efficiency are feeding high quality forage, providing optimum balance of protein and carbohydrates for rumen health, and high digestibility of the cereal grains.

Please contact Nancy McGill at 
with questions and concerns.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Farm Crisis Planning Webinar - October 23rd

 The National Pork Board is extremely excited to be hosting this Webinar for just the Extension Educators from across the United States.  As I visited with several of you in Pittsburg, PA at the Galaxy Conference.  This program is designed to assist a producers set up a Crisis Plan for their operation.  We at the National Pork Board have modified the original intent of the program and have applied this program to other areas of our industry.  We have taken most all of our state pork office staff their this program and each of them have utilized the temples to develop a plan for the office.  The other way we’ve adapted the program is we have taken the National Junior Swine Organizations through the Crisis Planning as well to allow these groups to establish a Crisis Plan for the different shows that they host across the country. 

The National Pork Board feels that each of you Extension Educators could utilize pieces of these templates within your own counties. 
A reason each of you should attend this Webinar on Crisis Planning program is to be able to utilize the Crisis Planning templates for you county fairs, field days or other activities you each host.  It never hurts to be prepared. 

Below you will find the information needed to get signed up for the Webinar.
Thank you
Dinah Peebles
Certifications Manager.

National Pork Board invites you to attend this online meeting.

Topic: Crisis Planning Webinar- Ex
Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Time: 10:00 am, Central Daylight Time (Chicago, GMT-05:00)
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