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Beat the Heat with Slick Genetics with Jeff Ziegler

In the world of dairy farming, the pursuit of innovation and genetic advancements is constant. Jeff Ziegler of Select Sires Inc. joins us to explore the fascinating but not as well-known genetic trait, slick genes. These genetics are not only helping dairy producers “beat the heat” but also hold the potential to transform the way we think about breeding and herd management.

Does Ventilation Pay Back? With Huw Jones

If you’re looking to upgrade or even implement a ventilation system, you want to make sure it pays for itself at some point. After all, cool cows are happy cows, and happy cows add to your bulk tank!

Join Huw Jones, Ventilation Specialist with Royal de Boer, as he explains the core principles needed in a ventilation system and how to find the right strategy for your facility, all while keeping ROI in mind.

Does Ventilation Pay Back?

If you’re looking to upgrade or even implement a ventilation system, you want to make sure it pays for itself at some point. After all, cool cows are happy cows, and happy cows add to your bulk tank! Join Huw Jones, Ventilation Specialist with Royal de Boer, as he explains the core principles needed in a ventilation system and how to find the right strategy for your facility, all while keeping ROI in mind.

Why You Should Stress about Heat Stress with Peter Manneke

Simply put, if your cows are experiencing heat stress, your production, reproduction, cow flow, and in turn bottom line, are going to suffer. Peter discusses how heat stress occurs in a barn, how to monitor your cows’ behavior when the temperature is rising and tangible heat abatement strategies to put in place to keep your herd cool and comfortable, before it is too late.

Peter Manneke, Territory Sales Manager for Europe, Middle East & Africa for VES-Artex, joins us to discuss the basics of heat stress.

Build a Better Barn with Joel Hornby

Join VES-Artex’s Key Account Manager, Joel Hornby, to learn tangible tips for building a better barn and solutions for avoiding ventilation KPI killers. Sometimes the key to success is knowing what not to do and then determining the best solution. In providing an animal-centered environment for your dairy, specific considerations need to be given to the effects of weather, building structure and facility layout and of course, the cows themselves. Whether you are building a new facility or retrofitting an existing facility, plan to begin with the end in mind and do it the right way the first time.

Why You Should Stress about Heat Stress

Please join Peter Manneke, Territory Sales Manager for Europe, Middle East & Africa for VES-Artex for a webinar on the basics of heat stress.

Simply put, if your cows are experiencing heat stress, your production, reproduction, cow flow, and in turn bottom line, are going to suffer. This presentation will focus on how heat stress occurs in a barn, how to monitor your cows’ behavior when the temperature is rising and tangible heat abatement strategies to put in place to keep your herd cool and comfortable, before it is too late.

Build a Better Barn

Join VES-Artex’s Key Account Manager, Joel Hornby, for our first webinar of 2023. Joel will provide solutions for avoiding ventilation KPI killers. Sometimes the key to success is knowing what not to do and then determining the best solution. In providing an animal-centered environment for your dairy, specific considerations need to be given to the effects of weather, building structure and facility layout and of course, the cows themselves. Whether you are building a new facility or retrofitting an existing facility, plan to begin with the end in mind and do it the right way the first time.

Data-Driven Heat Stress Management

VES-Artex expert, Charlie Hoffman, will explore how you can use climate and operational data to fine-tune your heat abatement strategy. Our goal? To help you prevent the costly side effects of heat stress before they affect your bottom line.

Finding the Value in Cooling the Milking Herd

Dr. Mike Brouk of Kansas State University will discuss the challenges to cooling lactating cows and offer suggestions on methods to consider for different climates. He will explore options for natural and mechanical ventilation of freestall barns as well as dry lot facilities.

Heat Stress & Seasonal Effects on Calves

Please join us for a presentation from Dr. Sha Tao, an associate professor in heat stress physiology and management at the University of Georgia. The impact of postnatal heat stress on dairy calves has been seldomly studied mainly because of the notion that the calf is less susceptible to heat. However, the preweaned dairy calf has elevated body temperature when exposed to heat stress, similar to adult dairy cattle. Postnatal heat stress may have direct effects on body growth and immunity of the calves before weaning. Additionally, there may be seasonal effects on calf growth and mortality. During summer, strategies such as forced ventilation, shade and proper nutritional management may help minimize the potential impacts of heat stress on dairy calves.

Data-Driven Heat Stress Management

Join VES-Artex Expert Charlie Hoffman as he explores how you can use climate and operational data to fine-tune your heat abatement strategy. Our goal? To help you prevent the costly side effects of heat stress before they affect your bottom line.

“Artificial” Heat Stress

Are you causing the heat stress, or is the environment? Heat stress is a killer; from productivity to cow health, the side effects are real. In this webinar, Dr. Matt Brady walks through a recent case study and talks about the dangerous effects of artificial heat stress environments.

Cooling Dry Cows – Impacts on the Cow and the Calf

Whereas the beneficial effects of cooling cows during lactation are clear, less work has been done to examine the impact of dry cow cooling on subsequent performance and health, and on the developing fetus. This presentation will explore the recent work related to late gestation cooling on milk yield, metabolism, and immune status in the cow, and also reviews the effects of in utero heat stress on the heifer calf. Finally, the economic implications of heat stress in the dry period will be explored.