The Israeli Dairy School Dairy Farming Seminar is an interactive training program carefully designed to educate participants on recent developments in dairy farming and management. The dairy farm seminar covers cutting-edge technological innovations and their practical applications in high-producing dairy herds, as well as techniques and outlines for production initiatives, processing, and marketing of dairy products. The seminar is held in cooperation with Michigan State University Extension Read more
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Sunday, January 5, 2020 - Introduction to the dairy industry and Kibbutz farming in Israel
Arrive to Tel-Aviv
Lunch in Degania
Agricultural tour- introducing the various types of farming in the kibbutz
Short presentation given by each participant about his activity
Opening lecture: Agriculture and dairy farming in Israel. An overview of dairy
Monday, January 6, 2020 - Dairy feeding and nutrition+ famous churches around the Lake of Galilee
Sightseeing tour to the Lake of Galilee and the very famous churches
Visit regional feed center, serving about 50 dairy farms
Lecture: Dairy feeding management in Israel
Forage Management: Maximizing forage quality, Excellence in
Feed Management: LEAN Management Concepts, Forage Shrink.
Facilitated discussion – Optional: Employee management – the next
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - Visit family robotic dairy farm and kibbutz organic farm
Visit Yardenit (the Baptismal Site on the Jordan River).
Visit a robotic dairy farm using milking robot and traditional milking .
Visit the famous city of Nazareth, the Annunciation Church
Lunch in Nazareth.
Visit the first organic dairy farm in Israel (kibbutz 300 cows), meeting
US dairy industry – What will it take for producers to survive?
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - Veterinary and Veterinary services at farm in Israel
Veterinary services in Israel
Reproduction and groups management
Heat stress Management- the Israeli way
Health management of Dairy cows - Durst
Calf Management - Moore
Bathing in Hamat-Gader hot springs
Thursday, January 9, 2020 - Dairy herd management on farm and visit to the Dead Sea
Visit dairy herd management company
Dairy herd management on farm – Kibbutz with the dairy farm manager
Drive to the Dead Sea
Visit the lowest dairy in the world near the Dead Sea
Swimming in the Dead Sea
Driving to Jerusalem
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem