Mike Hutjens will present "Feed Efficiency — What's New?" at noon (Central time) on Monday, Jan. 13 during the free monthly Hoard's Dairyman webinar.
Feed efficiency measures the ability of cows to convert dry matter into milk. Hutjens will discuss guidelines that involve potential feed savings of up to 30-40 cents per cow per day. He will also discuss the recent ADSA Discover Conference on the topic, including research that indicates sires may be selected for feed efficiency one day. As always, input from attendees is welcome.
Hoard's Dairyman launched its free webinar series three years ago in conjunction with the University of Illinois. The educational sessions are held the second Monday of each month and are broadcast live from noon until 1 p.m. (Central time).
Each hour-long webinar includes nationally known and carefully selected presenters who discuss the most-timely and relevant challenges faced by today's dairy producers. Past topics include finance, nutrition, milk quality, herd care, milk marketing and dairy policy.
There is no cost to register or to view the webinars. To sign up, go to www.hoards.com/webinars and complete the brief questionnaire on the role in the industry. Once registered, an email reminder is sent with future webinar dates and times, and there is no need to register again.
If unable to attend a live webinar, they are recorded and can be accessed later on the Hoard's Dairyman website under the webinars link. All of the previous webinars have been archived and have been seen by over 30,000 viewers.
In addition, the webinar series is approved for continuing education units (CEU) by the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists. Each hour-long webinar earns one CEU.