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Dairy Goat Webinar - "Managing and Feeding the Transition Doe"

Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm
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AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach dairy team will begin a quarterly webinar starting Jan. 6, 2021, from noon to 1:15 p.m. 

goats in barn.This first webinar will focus on managing and feeding the transition doe as dairy goat producers head into the freshening season. This webinar will provide strategies for improving herd health, feeding and overall management of the transitioning doe to optimize milk production, reduce metabolic disease and produce healthy kids.

Veterinarian Vicky Lauer will give a presentation on pre and post fresh doe management, covering herd health concerns around the time of kidding. Lauer is a professional services veterinarian for Armor Animal Health, where she focuses on improving cattle and goat health through optimum management and prevention strategies. She works with multiple goat dairies and kid raisers throughout Wisconsin and has a small herd of registered Nubian dairy goats as well.

Morgan Allen will discuss feeding and managing the transition doe, bridging nutrition from dry/pregnant to milking/not pregnant. Allen is a nutritionist with Big Gain Inc., where she focuses on dairy cattle and dairy goat nutrition. She also owns a small commercial dairy goat farm located in southeast Minnesota.

There is no fee to attend the program; however, registration is required.

This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Agricultural and Food Research Initiative Competitive Program, Antimicrobial Resistance number: 2020-04197.

Register by Jan. 5 at https://iastate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJArc-iprTMrHdY3MPEMW5ut7pFXCcUfeaic, or contact Jennifer Bentley, dairy specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach, at jbentley@iastate.edu, 563-382-2949.

Registrants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Information will also be provided about future webinars, as dates and topics are announced.

 

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Disbudding Management Goat Webinar

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm
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Evidence-based Approaches to Dairy Goat Kid Disbudding

Dairy goat webinar continues with a look at disbudding management

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach dairy team will continue its quarterly dairy goat webinar focusing on “Disbudding Management” June 2, 2021, from noon to 1:15 p.m.

Over the last several years, the Iowa State University Dairy Goat Welfare team has performed a series of kid disbudding project to evaluate alternate approaches to traditional heat disbudding and pain mitigation approaches.

During this webinar, Paul Plummer and Jan Shearer, both professors with the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will provide an overview of those research outcomes framed up in practical approaches that producers can consider implementing in their disbudding and pain mitigation program.

“These studies have provided important insights into best practices related to kid disbudding as it relates to welfare and side-effects,” Plummer said.

During the webinar, Natalie Urie, veterinary epidemiologist with the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Veterinary Services National Animal Health Monitoring System, will  review the 2019 NAHMS Goat Study, highlighting kidding and disbudding management on U.S. goat operations.

There is no fee to attend the program; however, registration is required.

This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Agricultural and Food Research Initiative Competitive Program, Antimicrobial Resistance number: 2020-04197.

Register at https://iastate.zoom.us/meeting/register/disbuddingmanagement or contact Jennifer Bentley, dairy specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach, at jbentley@iastate.edu, 563-382-2949.

Registrants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Information will also be provided about future webinars, as dates and topics are announced.

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