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PDPW Webinars Focus on Weather-Related Stress on Dairy Animals
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 07/06/2017

The Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin will hold its next World-Class Webinar on how summer heat impacts your farm animals.

The first webinar will be held July 26, where Dr. Geoffrey Dahl of the University of Florida will discuss the effects of heat stress during the dry period. Participants will learn what the aftermath can do to mammary growth, metabolism and immune function and how these effects lead to a more challenging transition and result in a lower yield in the next lactation. Dahl will also discuss the impact of in utero heat stress on the calf, both early in life and when they begin lactating.

On September 27, a second program will feature Dr. Geof Smith of North Carolina State University. He will cover various methods to combat weather related stress in calves. From the sweaty summer season to the wet chill of the fall, Smith will discuss approaches and options to combating this stressful weather change to keep calves thriving.

Each of the presentations will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The cost to participate in the on-line interactive program for PDPW members is $100 per registered computer. Non-members can join in for $125. There is no limit to the number of people who wish to share one computer for the program.

Interested participants must have a high-speed Internet connection and must pre-register. For more information or to sign-up for the next PDPW Webinar series, call 800-947-7379 or go to: www.pdpw.org.

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