In Winter, beef animals have extra nutritional demand based on environmental effects such as wind, hair -coat condition, and temperature. We will be discussing management strategies to help minimize these extra demands and show you how this saves you money. One key component to a successful herd health program is to develop a vaccination program with your vet. Many costly disease problems can be vastly reduced by a well designed and implemented vaccine strategy.
5:30 pm Registration
6:00 pm Meal
6:30 pm Education Program Starts:
- Winter Time Environmental Effects on Beef Feed Demand, Paul Cerosaletti & Rich Toebe, CCE Delaware County. Paul will demonstrate how much environmental effects such as wind, temperature, mud, and hair coat condition can increase the amount of hay a beef animal needs to eat. Rich will show some of the strategies farmers can use to reduce these environmental
- Observations from a State Veterinarian—Current Topics in the Beef Industry, Dr. Chad Wall, DVM NYS Department of Ag & Markets
1. Beef Nutrition—Additional thoughts on feeding strategies and potential cost savings
2. Working with a Veterinarian—What can a veterinarian do for my beef operation? What does it mean for my bottom line?
3. Vaccination Strategies, Drug Residue Avoidance, and Pregnancy Exams—Some facts and strategies from the point of view of your vet
8:30 pm Adjourn
Pre-Registration is requested. Please call Kim Holden at (607) 865-7090 or email [email protected]
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