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Setting Up Heifers For Future Success with the Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council

“Importance of Early Life Factors on Future Performance of Dairy Calves” headlines the Feb. 23 Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council (DCRC) webinar, which starts at 2 p.m. Central time (Chicago time). Jackie Boerman, an assistant professor in Purdue University’s department of animal sciences, will lead the free, one-hour webinar.

The DCRC webinar will expand on three key take-home messages.

• Data integration is crucial to evaluate aspects of dairy farms, including the multiple factors that occur in early life that impact future performance.
• There are long-term negative effects of bovine respiratory disease on future growth, reproductive success and survivability.

• Season born, dam’s parity and pre-weaning milk consumption all influence a calf’s future performance.

Go to: https://bit.ly/DCRCFeb23Webinar to register for this DCRC webinar. As the webinar time 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 www.dcrcouncil.org by March 9.

Boerman is originally from a dairy farm in western New York and received her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, master’s degree from the University of Illinois, and PhD from Michigan State University. Her research focused on lipid metabolism in dairy cattle. In 2017, Boerman began an extension/applied research and teaching appointment at Purdue University, after working in industry as a dairy specialist with Cargill Animal Nutrition. Today, her research and extension programs focus on nutrition and management strategies that promote the production and health of dairy cattle.

Veterinarians may earn one Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE) credit for attending this DCRC webinar. To learn more about this opportunity, contact JoDee Sattler at: jodee@dcrcouncil.org.

For more information about DCRC’s webinars, e-mail Vinicius Machado, DCRC Education Committee chair, at: vinicius.machado@ttu.edu.

The Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council is focused on bringing together all sectors of the dairy industry – producers, consultants, academia and allied industry professionals – for improved reproductive performance. DCRC provides an unprecedented opportunity for all groups to work together to take dairy cattle reproduction to the next level.

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