Virtual Dairy Day – Thursday January 6, 2022

Dairy Day is a producer led annual event that has been a part of GBFW since the very first year in 1966! Targeted to dairy cow producers, the purpose of Dairy Day is to provide an opportunity for producers to meet and be educated on the latest technology, discuss pertinent issues, learn about health & nutrition topics and much more! It is also an excellent opportunity to interact and exchange ideas with fellow farmers.  There are two key objectives that the organizing committee strives to achieve for Dairy Day: that the information shared will be linked back to the animal, and that producers can implement at least two ideas after participating in Dairy Day sessions.

2022 Keynote Speaker: Dr Elad Ben-Ezra, Zoetis

Elad Ben-Ezra is a graduate of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, where he completed a DVM-MBA, in conjunction with the Edwards School of Business. After graduation, he attended the Cornell Summer Dairy Institute and went into dairy practice in British Columbia. In the fall of 2019, he moved back to Ontario and began working for Zoetis, and currently works as their technical services veterinarian for Ontario.

His presentation will be an introduction to the many challenges facing the immune system of the newborn calf, and what the implications are for vaccination.

Dr Elad Ben-Ezra is sponsored by Zoetis Canada

Dairy Day Chair 2022 - Tyler Kuntz

Dairy Day Agenda

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Dairy Day Thursday, January 6, 2022 12:00AM
- Saturday, February 12, 2022 12:00AM

Speaker(s): Dr. Christine Baes
Stage: On-Demand
Genomic Selection in Dairy Cattle: Progress and Challenges
Genomic selection refers to breeding decisions made using information from
Dairy Day Thursday, January 6, 2022 12:00AM
- Saturday, February 12, 2022 12:00AM

Speaker(s): Hannah Woodhouse
Stage: On-Demand
Identifying the major on-farm factors associated with elevated free fatty acids in milk
Elevated free fatty acids (FFAs) in milk are a recent milk
Dairy Day Thursday, January 6, 2022 12:00AM
- Saturday, February 12, 2022 12:00AM

Speaker(s): Dr. Sjoert Zuidhof
Stage: On-Demand
Hypocalcemia: Not All Calcium Boluses are Created Equal! 
High production dairy operations challenge a cow’s ability to maintain
Dairy Day Thursday, January 6, 2022 11:00AM - 11:30AM
Speaker(s): None
Stage: Live Stream
DFO Update
Mark will provide us with an update from DFO covering
Dairy Day Thursday, January 6, 2022 11:30AM - 12:30PM
Speaker(s): Andrew Campbell, Bronwynne Wilton, Guy Seguin, Nick Betts
Stage: Live Stream
Panel: Sustainability of the Dairy Industry
This panel will discuss the 3 pillars of sustainability -
Dairy Day Thursday, January 6, 2022 12:50PM - 1:50PM
Speaker(s): Andrea DeGroot, Maggie Van Camp
Stage: Live Stream
Taking Stock: 7 Things to Prepare for Transition Planning
Before your family starts transition planning you need to take
Dairy Day Thursday, January 6, 2022 2:10PM - 3:10PM
Speaker(s): DVM MBA, Elad Ben-Ezra, DVM MBA
Stage: Live Stream
The Immune Challenges of the Young Calf
An introduction to the many challenges facing the immune system
Dairy Day Thursday, January 6, 2022 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Speaker(s): Robert Matson
Stage: Live Stream
Optimizing Nutrition, Housing, and Management on Robotic Dairy Farms
The presentation covers topics relating to housing and management of

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