Free Monthly Webinars

Donald Sockett, D.V.M.

April 9, 2018:
“There’s a new calf killer in town"
Donald Sockett, D.V.M., Rachel Klos, D.V.M., and Jason Lombard, D.V.M.
The webinar “There’s a new calf killer in town” will be presented on Monday, April 9, at noon (Central time).

Veterinarians Donald Sockett, Rachel Klos, and Jason Lombard will discuss what producers should know about Salmonella Heidelberg outbreak in humans and cattle and the management practices associated with its introduction and spread in a herd.

The webinar is sponsored by 
Land O'Lakes Animal Milk Products Company.

Register here for all webinars.


The Hoard’s Dairyman webinar series is held the second Monday of each month, and broadcasted from noon until 1:00 p.m. central time. Once registered, you can join the webinar up to 15 minutes ahead of the start time. This allows you time to check for sound levels and screen dynamics. Sign up here.

Looking Ahead

May 14, 2018
"Calf raising affects lifetime behavior"
Trevor DeVries, University of Guelph
Sponsored by Advanced Agri-Systems



Past Webinars

Webinar Awards

American Agricultural Editors Association

2017 Awards:
1st Place, AAEA webinar:
“Barn design for robotic milking”
by Jack Rodenburg, DairyLogix

2nd Place, AAEA webinar: 
An update on raising better calves
by Bob James, Virginia Tech

3rd Place, AAEA webinar: 
Strategies for nonpregnancy
diagnosis in dairy cows

by Paul Fricke, University of Wsconsin-Madison

2016 Awards:
1st Place, AAEA webinar:
“Milking ration fiber for all its worth”
by Rick Grant, Miner Institute

2nd Place, AAEA webinar:
“What the cows are telling us
about their transition needs”

by Ken Nordlund, D.V.M., UW-Madison

2015 Awards:
1st Place, AAEA webinar:
“Finding the next five pounds of milk”
by Mike Hutjens, University of Illinois

2nd Place, AAEA webinar:
“Winter strategies to enhance
teat health and milk quality”

by Leo Timms, Iowa State University

3rd Place, AAEA webinar:
“Help your dry cows avoid heat stress”
by Geoff Dahl, University of Florida

Hosted By

Hosted by the energetic Mike Hutjens of the University of Illinois, each one-hour webinar will include nationally known and carefully selected presenters who will discuss the most timely and relevant topics and challenges faced by dairy producers today. Topics will cover input costs, finance, nutrition, milk quality, herd management, and milk marketing and dairy policy plans. All of the webinar topic areas are not finalized; this will allow for the addition of time-sensitive topics to be added. Your suggestions on topics are certainly welcome. The webinars are designed to be interactive. If you have questions during the presentation, they can be typed directly to the presenter, and everyone can learn from the response and discussion. Polls can be conducted during the webinar to give the presenter a sound understanding of his or her audience demographics.

Our webinars are approved for continuing education units (CEU) from the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists. Each hour-long webinar will earn one CEU. There is no cost to register or view the webinars. Once registered, you will receive e-mail reminders of the webinar date and time. If unable to attend a webinar, they will be recorded and can be accessed later.