Designing and managing dairy feed and water systems will be the topic of the next session of the Technology Tuesdays webinar series offered by the Penn State Extension Dairy Team. The webinar will be held Jan. 10 from 8:30 to 10 a.m., Eastern time, free of charge.

Dry matter intake and water consumption are essential in maximizing production of the dairy herd. Proper design and management is needed to ensure consistent access to high quality feed and water. During the webinar, Penn State’s Tom McCarty, Extension educator, and John Tyson, Extension engineer, will present dairy feed and water system designs and best-management practices from a cow-centered housing perspective.

The Technology Tuesdays webinar series is designed for dairy producers, their employees, and agri-business professionals. The webinar format permits participants to enjoy an educational program, in real-time, from the comfort and convenience of their office computer.

Although there is no fee to participate, advance registration is required no later than noon the day before the webinar. Click here to register or contact the Penn State Extension Dairy Office at (888) 373-7232. Participants must have a high-speed Internet connection and speakers on their computer in order to see and hear the presentation. Future webinar dates and topics include:

• Feb. 14 – Hot Weather Management in Freestall and Tie Stall Dairies.
• March 13 – Cow-Centered Housing Series: Design and Management of Quality Resting Areas.
• May 8 – Cow-Centered Housing Series: The Relationship between Flooring, Footing and Lameness.


This webinar series qualifies for SmartStart credits through AgChoice Farm Credit. PD

—From Penn State Extension Dairy Team news release