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Producer Meetings 2017-11-08T17:42:11+00:00

We give a series of lectures about a timely topic that will assist our producers in managing their herds.  We always bring in an expert from outside our practice to join a few of our home-grown veterinarians in providing this excellent educational experience.

Check back here for the details about our next meeting.

Past Producer Meetings

Dairy Calf Management Seminar

October 29, 2015

  • Benchmarking: Rethinking Your Calf Management Practices – Dr. Nina von Keyserlingk, UBC Animal Welfare Program
  • Calf Dehorning: Making it Easy for You and the Calf – Dr. John Dick
  • New ProAction Requirements for Dairy Farms – Dr. Phil Chris
  • Dairy Calfhood Building Blocks to Success – Dr. Melodie Chan, Zoetis

 


 

Managing Welfare on Dairies

November 6, 2014

  • Managing Welfare on Dairies, the US experience – Earl Dotson, Validus Verification Services
  • New findings on digital dermatitis, lameness, lying times and their effect on cow welfare – Dr. Karin Orsel, Univ. of Calgary
  • Primary results from our Heifer Genomics Study – Dr. Marty Darrow
  • Neospora monitoring research update – Dr. Josh Waddington and Dr. Karin Orsel

 


 

Herd Management Seminar – Presented by CanWest DHI

January 9, 2014

  • Management Tips to Improve Milk Quality – Dr. David Reid, Rocky Ridge Dairy Consulting, Hazel Green, WI
  • 10 Things I’ve Learned From 20 Years at the Milk Quality Business in BC – Dr. Dan McDermid
  • Managing Mastitis Through The Lens of Production Records – Dr. Dorothy Krysak, Zoetis

 


 

Dairy Reproductive Strategies Seminar

October 2, 2013

  • Should we be Infusing Cows? – Dr. Dan McDermid
  • Working with Non Cycling Cows – Dr. Phil Chris
  • Information from Activity Monitors: Relationships with Productive and Reproductive Parameters – Dr. Ronaldo Cerri, UBC
  • How is your Synch Program Working? – Dr. John Dick
  • Neospora Research: Testing Opportunities for Producers – Dr. Josh Waddington

 


 

Fall Producer Meeting

December 7, 2012

  • A summary of the dairy herd information we have been collecting – Dr. John Dick and Dr. Phil Chris
  • New solutions to old problems – Dr. Josh Waddington
  • Calf health and Inforce™ 3 vaccination – Dr. Melodie Chan, Pfizer Animal Health
  • An introduction to embryo transfer, sexing, and genomic testing – Dr. Marty Darrow

 


 

Managing Your Dairy Herd Through Computer Software

Fall 2011

A series of three meetings where each meeting will cover similar topics but will be tailored to a specific software program.  If you are not using one of these programs, it would still be useful to attend.  Tech service technicians from each software platform will be available to answer your questions.

  • Nov 17, 2011 – Dairy Comp 305
  • Dec 7, 2011 – DairyPlan
  • Dec 8, 2011 – Vampp