Making decisions about replacement heifers will be the subject of the next Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council (DCRC) webinar on June 23, at 1 p.m. Central Time. John Lee, Elanco associate advisor - dairy technical consultant, will present. The webinar attendees will learn how to implement effective management strategies and benchmarks for their heifer-rearing programs.
With heifer raising ranking as the second or third largest cost of production on most dairies, dairy producers should consider evaluating replacement management strategies and related expenses.
According to Lee, age at first calving and herd replacement rates are two of the largest factors affecting heifer-rearing expenses. He will share ideas on how to produce an adequate (or more than adequate) supply of quality dairy replacement animals in an efficient and timely matter that allows animals to express their genetic potential.
To register for this webinar, visit http://bit.ly/2qwx3Sm and follow the prompts. As the webinar approaches, you will receive an e-mail with information on how to log in to participate. If you are a DCRC member and cannot attend the live program, you may access the webinar at dcrcouncil.org.
The 2017 webinar series provides information-packed forums every other month. These highly regarded sessions offer attendees from across the United States and around the world access to high-quality information and interaction with industry experts from the comfort of their farm or office.