"Maximizing Dairy Farm Efficiency"

 

Ontario Association of Bovine Practitioners

Ontario Agri Business Association

**JOINT SPRING WORKSHOP**

Thursday, April 29, 2004

Summitholm Holsteins, Lynden/Holiday Inn, Guelph

 

A.M. On-Farm Session (maximum 40 persons - 10 per group)

 

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

On-Farm Location: Summitholm Holsteins, Dave and Carl Loewith, Lynden, Ontario

9:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Four Stations x 20 minutes each (10 minutes to move)

  1. Rick Grant - Limitations to DMI
  2. Ewen Ferguson DHI and Farm Records
  3. Jack Rodenburg - Parlour Efficiency
  4. Joel Bagg - Silage Quality

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Return to Hotel (Guelph Holiday Inn, Scottsdale Drive)

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Working Lunch - Work on Group Presentations

 

P.M. - Presentation Session, Guelph Holiday Inn, Scottsdale Drive/Stone Road

 

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Maximizing Dairy Farm Efficiency: Group Presentations and Discussion From On-Farm Visit (10 min each)

2:30 p.m. 3:10 p.m.

Rick Grant - "Maximizing Dairy Cow Efficiency Through Cow Behaviour, Cow Comfort and by Optimizing Intake"

3:10 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Questions

3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Break and Exhibitor Displays

3:45 p.m. 4:05 p.m.

Joel Bagg - "Practical Harvest and Bunker Silo Management"

4:05 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.

Questions

4:10 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Ewen Ferguson - "Troubleshooting Farm Problems by Utilizing Herd Records"

4:30 p.m. - 4:35 p.m.

Questions

4:35 p.m. - 4:55 p.m.

Jack Rodenburg - "Improving Labour and Parlour Efficiency"

4:55 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Questions

5:00 p.m.

Assessment, Closing Remarks, Adjourn