Check Out This Week’s Dairy Signal Speakers

Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW), announces the line-up of speakers for week 42 of The Dairy Signal™. Healthy calves are the foundation of a dairy farms’ future production and profitability, so this week’s episodes will feature leading researchers and producers sharing the latest research and management techniques to get calves off to the best start.  

Here is a look at the upcoming presenters and topics:

Tuesday, January 19
Topic: Learn how the calf’s rumen develops and hear tips to make the weaning transition period more successful, including cost-effective ways to begin introducing weaned calves to heifer rations.  Episode presenter includes:

·       Dr. Jud Heinrichs, Professor of Dairy Nutrition, Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences

Wednesday, January 20

Topic: Gain insight from a panel focused on practical ways to make calf care a top priority on your farm, including calf care techniques, record-keeping systems and working with the entire dairy team. Episode presenters include:

·       Ermith Ocampo, Livestock Director, Milk Source LLC

·       Stacy Jauquet, Owner, Jauquet’s Hillview Dairy LLC

Thursday, January 21

Topic:  Pneumonia is the most common disease in growing calves, and is especially challenging in winter months.  Tune in for the latest updates on preventing and treating this disease.  Episode presenter includes:

·       Dr. Theresa Ollivett, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Large Animal), Assistant Professor in Food Animal Production Medicine section at UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine

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