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The I-29 Moo University 2024 Dairy Webinar Series continues Wednesday, February 21 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. CDT. The webinar will feature a review of research on heat stress in dairy calves with Dr. Jimena Laporta from University of Wisconsin – Madison.
Dr. Laporta is originally from Uruguay, where she received a B.S. degree in Biology and a M.S. degree in Animal Science. She holds a Ph.D. in Dairy Science from UW-Madison (2014) and was a faculty member at the University of Florida for five years. She joined the Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences at UW-Madison in fall 2020 as an Assistant Professor in lactation physiology.
Her research integrates mammary gland physiology with advances in management and nutrition to overcome challenges dairy cattle face across their lifetime, including increased susceptibility to the environment, metabolic disorders, and immune suppression. Her research incorporates state-of-the-art molecular techniques to investigate how autocrine, systemic, and environmental factors affect the regulation of mammary gland development and function, as well as milk synthesis and composition. She also investigates the underlying molecular mechanisms by which prenatal and postnatal stressors contribute to the programming of offspring’s future potential.
By targeting these early life developmental windows, Dr. Laporta aims to develop management practices and therapeutic interventions to improve future health and productivity outcomes. Dr. Laporta’s outreach goal is to generate knowledge that can be translated into practical improvements while training future scientists and educating the community on the importance of the efficient production of sustainable dairy products.
There is no fee to participate in the webinar; however, registration is required at least one hour before the webinar.
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Dr. Jimena Laporta
The I-29 Moo University 2024 Dairy Webinar Series continues Tuesday, March 5 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. CDT. The webinar will feature a discussion on the impact of starter starch content on pre-weaning performance of beef on dairy cross calves with Taylor Klipp.
Rumen development is important for dairy-raised calves. Starch is a driver for weight gain and rumen development, but high-concentrate diets fed over an extended period increase the risk of acidosis and liver abscesses later in life. Beef × dairy calves are proving to be profitable for dairy farmers and a consistent product for packers. Klipp will show how to capitalize on this opportunity and dial in your management practices to efficiently raise quality beef × dairy calves.
Taylor Klipp is originally from Hanover, KS where she grew up raising calves on her family's dairy farm. Besides the home farm, she has held multiple internship and part-time positions in calf barns on farms across Nebraska, Missouri, Iowa, and Ohio. Besides dairy experience, she interned for an Angus and SimAngus seed stock ranch in Kansas and plays a role in her fiancé's Black Angus cow-calf operation in western Nebraska. Currently, Klipp is finishing up her Master of Animal Science at Iowa State under the direction of Dr. Gail Carpenter, with research focusing on Beef on Dairy calves. Following graduation, she plans to be a calf consultant in the Kansas-Nebraska area. Taylor is passionate about calves and enjoys finding the "why".
There is no fee to participate in the webinar; however, registration is required at least one hour before the webinar. Register online at:
This webinar, recorded on January 24, 2024, will feature a discussion on how inflation effects your dairy’s bottom line with Dr. Chad Hart. Dr. Chad Hart is an Ag Economics professor at Iowa State University. He served as the U.S. Policy and Insurance Analyst with the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) and a Scientist with CARD.
This webinar, recorded on December 19, 2023, features a discussion on mastitis resistance from older genetics.
The speaker, Dr. Kaitlyn Sarlo Davila, is an animal scientist researching mastitis at the USDA ARS National Animal Disease Center in Ames, Iowa. Her research focuses on understanding the role of genetics in mastitis susceptibility.
This webinar, recorded on October 31, 2023, features “KeepOrBeef,” a new app from Dairy Records Management Systems (DRMS).
Greg Palas, manager of DRMS support services at Iowa State University, will lead a discussion and demonstration of how the program can be accessed and used by dairy producers.
This webinar, recorded on September 19, 2023 features Brad Heins, Professor of Organic Dairy Management at the University of Minnesota's West Central Research Center in Morris, Minnesota. Currently, Dr. Heins conducts his research at the University of Minnesota’s West Central Research and Outreach Center. The Center has a 130-head herd in a certified organic system, and a 160-head herd in a conventional grazing system.
The webinar will feature Dr. Gonzalo Ferreira, associate professor in the School of Animal Sciences (former Department of Dairy Science), Virginia Tech. Dr. Ferreira will note that indications show that margins are not promising in the near future and that close attention to financial management is as critical now as it was during previous periods. It was recorded on July 20, 2023.
This webinar focuses on milk pricing reform insights and other federal policy updates. The program will be presented by Lucas Sjostrom and Karen Gefvert from Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative. It was recorded on June 22, 2023.
Focus on using data to make decisions for fly management around your dairy cattle. This webinar was presented by Dr. Trout Fryxell, a Medical and Veterinary Entomologist at the University of Tennessee, on May 18, 2023.
The I-29 Moo University 2023 Dairy Webinar Series continued Thursday, April 13 with a focus on how to bring skilled professionals to your farm using the visa programs.
The program was presented by Miguel Rangel, DVM.
The I-29 Moo University 2023 Dairy Webinar Series continued Thursday, March 9 with a focus on new research for the complete management of the dairy cow at dry-off. The program was presented by Dr. Luciano Caixeta.
To view: https://youtu.be/bdYyGkpa6Yc
The CCQA program was formed by a collaboration of multiple sectors within the cattle industry to provide best management guidelines to calf raiser. Learn how you can incorporate this educational certification tool in to your operation through areas like calf health, animal handling & stockmanship, transportation and emergency preparedness. The program will be presented by Beverly Hampton Phifer and Dr. Julia Herman. It was recorded February 6, 2023.
To view: https://youtu.be/w3z4N1gOYg8
For our January 20, 2023 webinar, Leah Ten Napel will discuss important points to remember when growing crops for high quality silage under stressful conditions for dairy production including cutting height, inoculants, species, varieties and planting dates plus moisture at harvest.
To view: https://youtu.be/jOQRtz6veNs
Our November 10 webinar focused on Long Term Dairy Supply and Demand Trends with Betty Berning. Berning will help producers learn about how dairy supply and demand are shifting globally and what that means for U.S. dairy.
To view: https://youtu.be/2oXtHlofMK4
Our October 13, 2022 webinar features Mike Zahrt, leader of Foster-Swift Law Group agri-business sub-practice group that has reviewed the Inflation Reduction Act and has identified areas that producers need to be aware of.
To view: https://youtu.be/eIDbMUK6jT8
Our July 14, 2022 webinar features Dr. Paul Kononoff from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as he reviews by-product feed options for dairy producers.
To view: https://youtu.be/bC66ZsWYjks
A robotic milking system is an expensive investment. Is it the right decision for your dairy? Your long-term goals and management style are two factors to consider.
Tune in with Jim Salfer from the University of Minnesota to learn if investing in a robotic milking system will help you achieve your goals and discover key management skills needed for success.
To view: https://youtu.be/AlMKf-g80nM
Join this webinar with CROPLAN Alfalfa and Forage Specialist Jeff Jackson as he discusses alfalfa harvest timing and decisions that can be challenging and are based on feed quality needs and some environmental impacts.
To view: https://youtu.be/iVpUMf9BJdI
Join this webinar with Dr. Marin Bozic, who is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Bozic's research program covers dairy markets and policy and livestock risk management.
To view: https://youtu.be/C3zAFpHPcrc
Join Dr. Gail Carpenter as she discusses how to increase forage content of rations and increase margins for dairy producers with the Feeding Higher Forages for More Profit webinar. She will cover increasing solids, maintaining animal health and achieving peak production levels in this era of increasing feed costs.
To view: https://youtu.be/Erhu3XavIUE
Presenter Ryan Sterry will help corn growers and dairy/livestock producers discover how to negotiate a fair price when buying or selling corn silage. Ryan Sterry is an Extension Educator at the University of Wisconsin focusing on dairy, livestock and farm management.
To view: https://z.umn.edu/pricingcornsilage
Dr. Roger Moon, retired from the University of Minnesota discusses the different kinds of flies that can bother your cows, workers and neighbors. Stable flies bite, cause cows to bunch, reduce milk production, breed mainly in soiled cow and calf bedding, and pretty much stay on the premise. House flies breed in wetter manure, annoy people, and spread off premise to bother neighbors. Routine premise sprays and fogs can keep numbers of both kinds low in confined spaces, but targeted source reduction through debris management outdoors is a more sustainable approach. Listen to Dr. Moon discuss these issues and ask him questions. View at https://mediaspace.umn.edu/media/t/1_9zgnkive?st=12&ed=3469
This webinar was presented by Megan Roberts. Megan Roberts is a University of Minnesota Extension educator in ag business management. This presentation discussed what we do and don't know about how this new crop of government programs as we approach the end of 2020, including PPP forgiveness application changes, tax considerations, and the upcoming December 11 CFAP 2 deadline.
Rabobank’s global dairy strategist Mary Ledman and Vice President of Dairy Research Ben Laine discuss their outlook on the global and US dairy markets
Dealing with a Changing Climate in Agriculture by Dennis Todey from the Climate Hub
“Eye on Employees” series are now available at: (hosted by Iowa State University)
Labor or Robots, It’s Not An Either Or Question by Larry Tranel from Iowa State University
Melissa O’Rourke on Starting the Interview Conversation by Melissa O'Rourke from Iowa State University
In this webinar Don Swanson and Kristine Tidgren address practical financial, tax, and bankruptcy issues impacting producers facing financial distress.
A Review of Dairy Revenue Protection Program and Dairy Margin Coverage webinar
Part 1: Presented by Dr. Marin Bozic, Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota.
Part 2: Presented by Cassie Monger, a dairy specialist at Compeer Financial, and Josh Newton, a crop insurance team leader with Compeer Financial.
In this webinar, Tina Kohlman, UW-Madison Extension Fond du Lac County, discusses system and health management of calf facilities.
In this webinar, Brian Dougherty, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, discusses updating and remodeling old barns for functionality.
by Bill Halfman, UW-Madison Extension Monroe County
In this webinar, Marin Bozic, Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota and Associate Director of the Midwest Dairy Foods Research Center discusses dairy-related Farm Bill information.