Dairy Webinar Series to Focus on Data Analysis

10/13/2012 7:00 AM

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Dairy producers can register now for an online webinar series using the Penn State Dairy Data Analysis Tools to better assess their monthly dairy test day records.

A series of four separate analysis trainings is being offered by the Penn State Extension Dairy Team on Oct. 29, Nov. 5, Nov. 12 and Nov. 19.

Designed for dairy producers, their employees and advisers, the sessions will use customized online spreadsheets to assess monthly dairy test day records on culling, somatic cell count, fat-to-protein ratio and milk yield.

Each session will be 10:30 a.m.-noon. Cost is $20 per person per session, or $50 for all four.

Participants will have access to specialized online tools to assist with the interpretation and assessment of monthly records, and learn alternative ways to interpret monthly records.

Analyzing monthly test day records graphically and dynamically may aid producers in determining which cows or groups of animals are not performing to their optimal potential.

Instructor for the course is Robert Goodling, Extension associate, Department of Animal Science. Advance registration is required no later than noon on the Friday preceding the session.

Register online with a credit card at extension/psu.edu/animals/dairy.

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