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Dairy herd management course program topics for groups

Dairy herd management course topics

Our dairy herd management training topics are based on the dairy farming in Israel success. See main topics we are teaching that you can choose from

The dairy farm management training program includes unique group activities building valuable collaboration and customer relationships, and a full tourist package for enjoying the Israeli experience. Israeli Dairy School, a special seminar program based on the dairy farming in Israel success Especially designed for dairy organizations and dairy companies, gives the flexibility to choose your program suitable for group needs.

Our interactive seminars cover various topics: herd management, herd nutrition, ways to improve milk quality, fertility and reproduction, veterinary care and more.

You will also have the opportunity to visit famous Israeli tourist attractions and religious holy sites as a part of the seminar program. We are pleased to welcome you to Israeli Dairy School, a real Israeli Experience!

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These are the Dairy herd management course topics available for seminars:

Advanced methods to improve your dairy herd productivity 

A. Nutrition management of dairy cows

B. Dairy herd health

C. Improving milk quality and udder health

D. Fertility, breeding, and reproduction

E. Summer heat stress management/ Milk production in a hot climate

F. Economic aspects of dairy farming

G. Robotic milking

H. Planning and designing of a new dairy farm

I. Small Ruminants management 

All subjects in detail:

A. Nutrition management of dairy cows

  • Nutrition and management of the Israeli high producing dairy cows
  • Introduction of new forages and plant additives for feeding dairy cows
  • Different aspects of replacement heifers rearing process in the Israeli dairy herd
  • Feeding calves and heifers.
  • Protected fats for feeding high producing dairy cows
  • Silage preparation and storage technologies
  • High-quality fodder production
  • The formulation for disease prevention
  • Metabolic diseases
  • BCS: Body Condition Scoring
  • Anatomy & physiology of ruminants

B. Dairy herd health and advanced veterinary practice

  • Integrated herd health systems: The Israeli Experience
  • Introduction: The farm report
  • Navigating through the farm report
  • Introduction to heard monitoring
  • Concepts, monitoring calving events
  • Infectious disease
  • Youngstock rearing & infectious diseases
  • Analysis & discussion of real farm reports
  • Analyzing reproduction data
  • Using statistical models to analyze report data
  • Cattle herd immunization/vaccination protocols
  • Fresh cow disease
  • Dairy Cow Foot and Leg Problems
  • Economics aspects of disease management

C. Improving milk quality and udder health

  • The Mastitis control in Israel
  • Mastitis: disease description and udder physiology
  • Mastitis pathogens and recommended treatments
  • Mastitis-care and prevention
  • Milk quality standards
  • Milking efficiency
  • Economics and cost of Mastitis
  • New methods of diagnosis of pathogens in milk
  • Fine-tuning of milking management and parlor performance
  • Milk production management
  • Reducing the use of antibiotics in livestock

D. Fertility, breeding and reproduction

  • Reproduction in dairy heard
  • The cow reproduction cycle
  • The cow’s reproductive system
  • Fertility indexes and terminology
  • Economics aspects of fertility
  • Reproduction & fertility: Analysis & discussion of real farm reports
  • Heat detection, the best option for you
  • Artificial insemination
  • Genetics aspects and genetic improvement
  • Fertility and abortions
  • Performance indexes and KPI (Key Performance Indicators)

E. Summer heat stress management in high yield dairy/Milk production in a hot climate

  • Heat stress relief methods
  • Measure the losses caused to the dairy cows due to summer heat stress
  • Cooling cows in Israel
  • Improving summer fertility by cooling and hormonal treatments
  • Cow cooling management
  • Cooling heifers and dry cows in late pregnancy
  • Cost-effectiveness of cooling cows in different farm conditions

 F. Economic aspects of dairy farming

  • Parameters for optimal reproduction
  • Main factors to improve your farm profitability.
  • Weaning – feeding – milking cows – non-milking cows – nursing cows – calves
  • Use of herd management software
  • Analysis of client’s farm
  • Organizational manpower chart of the farm
  • Capital calculation and evaluation
  • The profitability of future investments
  • Computerized systems – milk production reports

G. Robotic milking

  • Automatic milking on dairy farms
  • Milking hygiene and milk quality
  • Monitoring animal health and welfare
  • Daily farm operation
  • Feeding in robotic milking
  • Milking efficiency: milking, cleaning refusals and stall time

H. Planning and designing of a new dairy farm

  • Basic aspects in planning, designing and constructing a dairy farm
  • Housing systems to optimize cows’ production and comfort
  • Housing and equipment
  • Key success factors in the management of large dairy farms

I. Small Ruminants management 

  • Intensive and semi-intensive Goat farming and Sheep farming.
  • Goat farming and Sheep farming Nutrition
  • Management tools for milking sheep and goats farms
  • Physiology and reproduction in small ruminants
  • Lambs’ rearing, the various options and the best option for you
  • Small Ruminants herd health-what you should do to keep your herd healthy
  • How to select and improve your small ruminant herd
  • The best practices for improving meat production

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