BLANCA AND WISCONSIN UNIVERSITY WORKSHOPS
Blanca, the Department of Dairy Science of the University of Wisconsin, and the Department of Ruminant Production of IRTA (Barcelona) have partnered to foster professionalization programs among the dairy sector in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Three workshops will be ready for 2015. A total 15 hours of intense work in the developing and analysing a specific and relevant issue. The workshops will breakout the attendees in different management areas such as reproduction, nutrition, genetics/genomics, and heifer rearing, welfare, and health... Each breakout session will begin with a central question, such as “Is there a problem with reproduction?” or “Can we improve profit by modifying the ration”.
To inaugurate this partnership, a unique event and opportunity for professionals will be organized in Blanca on January 13-14, 2015. The event, will involve 10 faculty members from the University of Wisconsin that will, for the first time ever, analyze and dissect a real dairy farm from Wisconsin (the owner will also be present) from all angles of dairy production in an interactive manner, to at the end of process prioritize decisions and plans of action to improve profitability of the case herd.
The workshops will be led by four professors from The University of Wisconsin in collaboration with European professors.
Reproduction management and its economic value
Nutrition and feed efficiency
Genetics, genomics, and genetic linear evaluation
Calf and heifer rearing, welfare, and health (both heifers & cows)
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