Elective Module D: Dairy Feeding Program Essentials
"Elective D" Module Description:
The topics will address various aspects of feeding and management of the replacement herd. Current research on colostrum management, rumen development, role of fiber in calf diets, feeding practices and diagnostics will be detailed. Postweaning heifer management will focus on targeted growth systems to ensure proper and timely development into a production cow.
Presenters for this program include Penn State faculty Dr. Robert Van Saun and Dr. Sonia Gelsinger focusing on current research addressing colostrum feeding, rumen development and feeding approaches. Dr. Chris Rossiter from Poulin Grain will be a featured speaker presenting on applied calf feeding practices and practical diagnostic approaches to calf health problems.
The half-day program on Saturday will provide practical applications of systematic replacement herd diagnostic methods using real data from our demonstration dairy herd. If you want to learn more about the critical issues of the replacement herd, then this program will be worth your time.
The 2.5-day program will provide between 15 and 19 hours of veterinary continuing education credits depending on the final topical agenda.
Previous DPM alums are offered a reduced registration fee for the program. Please see http://vbs.psu.edu/extension/dpm for additional details.
Questions pertaining to registration for the module can be directed to Louise Byler (firstname.lastname@example.org or 814-863-2160).
For more information regarding the content of the module, please contact Bob Van Saun (email@example.com).
Faculty, Elective D Module (Calf and Heifer Feeding and Management):
- Chris Rossiter-Burhans, VMD, MS, Technical Veterinarian Poulin Grain Inc, Newport, Vermont
- Sonia Gelsinger, PhD, Department of Animal Science, Penn State
- Robert Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD, Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Penn State