World Dairy Diary

Pa. Dairy Summit Approaching

pa dairy summitA variety of dairy management-focused breakout sessions will be offered during the Pennsylvania Dairy Summit, scheduled for Feb. 6 – 7 at the Lancaster Host Resort in Lancaster, Pa. The breakouts will offer a mix of dairy planning discussions and hands-on dairy herd management insight.

On Wednesday, February 6, breakouts will be part of the “Core Dairy Management Track” and will focus on dairy herd management topics. The four breakouts offered Wednesday include:

· “Workplace Compliance and Developing Standard Operating Procedures” by Mary Kraft of Badger Creek Farm, Inc., and Ridge Dairy LLC, Colorado;
· “Managing Mastitis and Achieving Higher Milk Quality Goals” by Dr. Pamela Ruegg, University of Wisconsin-Madison;
· “Using Genomics in a Commercial Dairy Herd” by Steve Bodart of Lookout Ridge Consulting and Lloyd Holterman of Rosy-Lane Holsteins; and
· A panel on “Complying with Increasing Environmental Regulations” with Tim Kurtz, a dairy producer; Peter Hughes, Red Barn Consulting; and Marcus Kohl, PA Department of Environmental Protection.

New this year, the second day’s program will include a “Core Planning Track,” with breakout sessions that complement the first day’s “Core Dairy Track” breakout sessions. Both days will be packed with meaningful insight that producers and managers can take back and quickly apply to their operations.

The deadline to register is January 30, 2013.

Source: Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania