University of Maryland Extension

Dairy Field Day and Tour

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 - 9:30am to 2:30pm
The University of Maryland Central Research and Education Center- Clarksville Facility
4240 Folly Quarter Road MD
Ellicott City, MD 21042
United States

Refreshments will be served starting at 9:30 a.m. and the program will be begin at 10 a.m.  This program is being sponsored by the University of Maryland’s Department of Animal and Avian Sciences, University of Maryland Extension, Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station, and industry partners.

Seminar topics presented in the morning will include robotic milking, electronic monitoring of activity and rumination, formulating rations for dietary cation-anion difference, and using milk urea nitrogen to evaluate cow nutrition.  These presentations will be 35 minutes in length and presented by faculty from the Department of Animal and Avian Sciences.

After lunch, participants will have the opportunity to tour the dairy facilities and receive updates on new technologies that have been installed in the milking parlor and for managing the cattle.  Such items as the electronic identification system used to tract individual cow performance, StepMetrix, an automatic fill and drain foot bath, walk-over scale, SCR System, and research facilities.

There is no fee for this program but pre-registration is required for lunch and other preparations.   Please send your RSVP to Jennifer Reynolds at indicating names of those attending and if you will require a vegetarian lunch.

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