Webinar will focus on reducing heifer raising investment
Are you interested in making an extra $60 per heifer? Learn about efficiencies in heifer reproduction from a webinar led by Dr. John Lee, DVM, Pfizer Animal Health, “Shrinking the freshening window for replacement heifers,” live on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at noon CST. Dr. Lee will share his thoughts on the best metrics to use when evaluating a heifer reproduction program, getting heifers to the milking string more quickly and improving the dairy’s bottom line.
“There is a sizable financial advantage for a heifer that calves for the first time at 23 months of age versus one that freshens at 25 or 26 months of age,” Dr. Lee says. “That extra month or two beyond the recommended 24-month age at first calving can add around $60 in feed costs alone.”
Dr. Lee has been a dairy veterinarian for more than 25 years, including 20 years at a large-animal practice in central California. Dr. Lee provides support and consulting services to help dairy producers solve herd health issues and optimize profitability, especially in reproductive health.
To register for the webinar online, click here.