Mike Hutjens, University of Illinois, will discuss the difficulties farmers will face this year with their crops and feed purchases during the "Playing the crop-year cards we've been dealt" webinar.
It will start at noon (Central time) on Monday, July 8 and lasts one hour. He will discuss challenges with winter-killed alfalfa, delayed corn planting and higher cottonseed costs.
Hutjens will challenge managers need to look at their forage and feed strategies as weather continues to impact all of us. Multiple alternatives will be discussed, while keeping in mind profitability and cow health.
Hoard's Dairyman launched its free webinar series two 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 your 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 All of the previous webinars have been archived and have been seen by over 24,000 viewers.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.