DCHA Webinar Features Heat Stress Management for Calves and Heifers

DCHA Webinar Features Heat Stress Management for Calves and Heifers

“Tips to Manage Heat Stress in Calves and Heifers” headlines the next Dairy Calf and Heifer Association (DCHA) webinar. Jennifer Trout, a Cargill Animal Nutrition calf and heifer specialist, will lead the free, one-hour DCHA webinar that starts at 2 p.m. Central time (Chicago time) on May 6.

It’s commonplace for dairy producers to implement heat abatement management practices that help minimize the impacts of heat stress on lactating cows. However, hot weather doesn’t just affect lactating and dry cows. Youngstock also experience the effects of heat and humidity.

“From the dry cow pen to the AI (artificial insemination) pen, heat can negatively impact calves and heifers,” says Trout. This webinar will discuss ways to keep calves healthy and thriving during the challenging months of summer.

Trout received her bachelor’s degree from Penn State University and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Florida. She practiced dairy medicine in California’s Central Valley, the Texas Panhandle and Maryland. Additionally, Trout worked with Pfizer (now Zoetis) as a fresh cow reproduction manager and with Agri Labs as a technical service veterinarian.

Before joining Cargill in 2019, Trout had a large animal practice in Washington state and was an instructor in the veterinary technician program at Bellingham Technical College. Her current duties involve working with large calf ranches, heifer yards and dairies in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Texas and Washington.

To register for the webinar, go here and follow the prompts. As the webinar approaches, you will receive an e-mail with information on how to log in to participate.

DCHA applied for one Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE) credit, which helps veterinarians and veterinary technicians fulfill continuing education requirements. For further information about DCHA’s RACE offerings, contact JoDee Sattler at: jodee@calfandheifer.org.

This webinar is sponsored by Cargill Animal Nutrition. The Dairy Calf and Heifer Association does not support one product or company over another and any mention is not an endorsement by DCHA.

If you are a DCHA member and cannot attend the live program, you may access the webinar through DCHA’s online Member Center after May 20. To access the webinar, DCHA members need to visit here and enter their username and password.

For more information about DCHA’s webinars, e-mail Sue Schatz, DCHA member services director, at: sue@calfandheifer.org. Follow DCHA on social media or visit the DCHA website to learn about future webinars.

The Dairy Calf and Heifer Association was founded in 1996 based on the mission to help dairy producers, calf managers and those professionally focused on the growth and management of dairy calves and heifers. With a national membership of producers, allied industries and research leaders, DCHA seeks to provide the industry’s standards for profitability, performance and leadership, serving as a catalyst to help members improve the vitality and viability of their individual efforts and that of their business.

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