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.
This special webinar, sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health, is part of a series of webinars hosted by Hoard's Dairyman and is approved for continuing education units (CEU) by the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists. The hour-long webinar earns one CEU. To register for the webinar online, click here. The webinar will also be archived at www.hoards.com/webinars following the live meeting.
About Pfizer Animal Health
Pfizer Animal Health, a business unit of Pfizer Inc., is a global leader in the discovery, development, manufacture and commercialization of animal health medicines and vaccines, with a focus on both livestock and companion animals. For more than 60 years, we have been committed to enhancing the health of animals and bringing solutions to our customers who raise and care for them. To learn more, visit www.pfizeranimalhealth.com