SMF Dairy Team Final Presentation April 2013

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Lakeland College's animal science program provides students the opportunity to be part of the student managed farm. This is the April 2013 final presentation of the dairy team.

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SMF Dairy Team Final Presentation April 2013

  1. 1. Committees  Leader : Daniel Vandenberg  Production Committee: Travis Brandsma, Gijs van der Kamp, Andrew Graham  Finance Committee: Mike Graham, Katie Graham, Han van den Eijnden
  2. 2. Committees  Health Committee: Albert Hirya, Erwin van den Brink  Communications Committee: Elizabeth Scholten, Kaitlin Espetveidt
  3. 3. Lakeland Dairy Herd  Lactating cows  Dry cows  Heifers
  4. 4. Dairy Cow Facilities
  5. 5. Dry Cow and Pregnant heifers
  6. 6. Heifers
  7. 7. Strengths  Milk components  Hoof Health  Reproduction
  8. 8. Milk Components % Butterfat Litres needed/day Kg of bf/day 3.5 x 2857.14 = 100kg 4.0 x 2500.00 = 100kg 4.5 x 2,222.22 = 100kg Lakeland Dairy Her d Butterfat 4.7% * Canwest DHI
  9. 9. Hoof Health Lesions As A Percent Of Cows Trimmed Cows Without Lesions 96.08% Cows With Lesions 3.92% *Silver fern hoof trimming
  10. 10. Hoof Health Lesions As a Percent of Total Lesions Digital Dermatitis 50% Sole Hemorrhage 50% *Silver fern hoof trimming
  11. 11. Reproduction
  12. 12. Reproduction Preg Check Date Amount Pregnant Percent Pregnant Feb 22 2/4 50% March 14 5/7 71% March 22 2/3 66% April 4 4/7 57%
  13. 13. Opportunities  Milk Production  Genomics  Facilities
  14. 14. Milk Production
  15. 15. Milk Production
  16. 16. Genomics No Information Low Reliability
  17. 17. Genomics High Reliability Selecting Process
  18. 18. Facilities
  19. 19. Challenges  Equipment Challenges  Communication
  20. 20. Equipment Challenges
  21. 21. Equipment Challenges  Bulk Tank  Manure Scraper
  22. 22. Equipment Challenges  Air exchange in calf barn  Parlor Challenges
  23. 23. Teat End Scoring- Holsteins Type of Condition # of Cows affected Herd Percentage Standard Percentage Very Rough Ring 4/25 16% < 2% Rough Ring and Very Rough Ring 17/25 68% <20% Compression Ring 2/25 8% <10% *AN 331 Dairy Management Class
  24. 24. Communication
  25. 25. Communication  Language Barriers  Personal Issues  Lack of feedback
  26. 26. Stray Voltage  Causes Stress  Lower Water intake  Hesitant to enter parlour  High herd turnover
  27. 27. Stray Voltage • High Producing Cows • Multi meter
  28. 28. Financial Picture
  29. 29. Income Sale of Cows $16,420 Sale of Calves $2,525 Sale of Milk $314,293 Misc. $1,393
  30. 30. Expenses Feed $189,425 *Labour $55,000 Vet/Med $5,375 Equip Repair $11,532 Breeding $4,935 Misc. Expense $632 Bedding $9,553 Office supplies $505 Subscriptions $1,639 Reg/Memberships $3045 Corral Cleaning $10,163 Farm supplies/materials $19,329 Hoof Trimming $1,888 Dead stock $468 0 50,000 100,000 150,000 200,000
  31. 31. 290,000 300,000 310,000 320,000 330,000 340,000 350,000 360,000 Income Expenses Income vs Expense Income vs Expense
  32. 32. Measuring Performance
  33. 33. Reproduction 5 months ago………. Pregnancy rate
  34. 34. Reproduction Heatime Ultrasound Drugs and hormones Excellent teamwork
  35. 35. Heat Synchronization Project Presynch-Ovsynch56
  36. 36. Breeding
  37. 37. Pregnancy checking
  38. 38. Results Pregnancy Rate Synchronized Group 37.5% Pregnancy Rate Heatime Group 17% Alberta Average Pregnancy Rate 15%
  39. 39. Recommendations  Utilize heat synchronization hand in hand with heatime Repeat breeders Cows/heifers with irregular heats  Benefits Increased reproductive performance High and consistent milk production
  40. 40. Milk Production
  41. 41. Quota Holdings  Lakeland has 52.06 kgs of Daily quota  -13.5 days (-701.67kg)  Because of cooling issues with the current milk tank we had to dump 4 days of milk, contributing to the13.5 day deficit Data from Alberta Milk pay statement
  42. 42. Average Days in Milk 2013 145 150 155 160 165 170 175 December January Febrary April Lakeland Alberta Avg Data from Canwest DHI 2013
  43. 43. Daily Milk Yield 2013 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 December January February April Lakeland College Alberta Avg Data from Canwest DHI 2013
  44. 44. Butterfat % 2013 2.5 3 3.5 4 4.5 5 December January February April Lakeland College Alberta Avg Data from Canwest DHI 2013
  45. 45. Protein % 2013 2.8 3 3.2 3.4 3.6 3.8 December January February April Lakeland College Alberta Avg Data from Canwest DHI 2013
  46. 46. Somatic Cell Count 2013 0 50000 100000 150000 200000 250000 December January February April Lakeland College Alberta Avg Data from Canwest DHI 2013
  47. 47. Progress Reports  Completed projects  Projects still in progress  Long term projects
  48. 48. Completed Projects  Breeding Wheel  Heifers pens 16, 17, 18  Hospital and Maternity Pens
  49. 49. Breeding Wheel
  50. 50. Heifer pens 16,17,18
  51. 51. Hospital and Maternity pen
  52. 52. Completed Projects  Synchronized breeding  Embryo Transfer  Milk Replacer Demo  Genomic testing
  53. 53. Synchronized Breeding
  54. 54. Embryo Transfer
  55. 55. Milk Replacer Demo Heifer Milk Replacer Starting Weight Ending weight Average Daily Gain Total Gain 1499 Purina Accel 113 lbs 158 lbs 1 lbs/day 45 1500 Purina Chow 85 lbs 129 lbs 0.97 lbs/day 44
  56. 56. Genomic Testing
  57. 57. Benchmarks - LPI Minimum 25th Percentile Average 75th Percentile Maximum Lakeland National Average
  58. 58. Benchmarks - Conformation Minimum 25th Percentile Average 75th Percentile Maximum Lakeland National Average
  59. 59. Projects still in progress  Manager of the week  SMF members milking pm  Reviewing and updating SOPs
  60. 60. Manager of the week
  61. 61. SMF members milking
  62. 62. Reviewing and Updating SOPs
  63. 63. Long Term Projects  Dairy Comp 305  Parlour upgrade  Parlour expansion  New Barn  Pregnancy Tests
  64. 64. Dairy Comp 305
  65. 65. Parlour Upgrade
  66. 66. Parlour Expansion
  67. 67. New Barn
  68. 68. Pregnancy Tests  Ultrasound  Blood test  Milk tests
  69. 69. Ultrasound  26 days post breeding.  99% accurate.  Identify any fertility problems.
  70. 70. Blood Test  Detects a specific pregnancy related protein.  29 days post-breeding, cows 90 days post calving.  98.7% accurate (Canadian Veterinary Journal).
  71. 71. Milk Test  Milk Pregnancy test, detects the presence of PAGs  35 days post breeding and from 60 days post calving  98% accurate.
  72. 72. Recommendations  Continue with Genomic testing  Continue using Synch program  Dairy comp 305
  73. 73. Recommendations  Parlour Upgrade  Parlour Expansion  Keep working on new barn
  74. 74. 80 and 100 Cow Comparison
  75. 75. Benefits of a New Barn  Increased learning experience  Economically efficient  Cow comfort  Research Opportunities
  76. 76. Major Expenses 80 cow Amount Price/Item Price Total Quota 28 kg x $38,995 $1,091,860 Building 21, 712 sqft x $35 $759,920 Equipment n/a x n/a $603, 134 $ 2, 454,914 100 cow Amount Price/Item Price Total Quota 48 kg X $38,995 $1,871,760 Building 23, 712 sqft x $35 $848,320 Equipment n/a x n/a $617, 604 $ 3, 337, 684 *Dairy Cost Study
  77. 77. Feed and Labour 80 Cows Amount/year Gross Income $ 504,000 Labour -$81,936 Feed -$177,462 Net Income $244,602 100 Cows Amount/year Gross Income $630,782 Labour -$102,420 Feed -$221,828 Net Income $306,534 *Dairy Cost Study
  78. 78. Total Other Costs 80 Cow Costs/Year Other Expenses $128,012 Net Income $ 116, 590 100 Cow Costs/Year Other Expenses $160,015 Net Income $146,519 *Dairy Cost Study
  79. 79. Summary  Great student learning opportunity  Investment into the future  Creates fantastic advertising  Opens up great opportunities
  80. 80. Recommendation  Staff, Faculty and Administration farm tour
  81. 81. Thank you! Ken Murray  Blair Dow  Todd Ree  Dr. Crystal Mullen  Farm staff  Pete, Dustin, Cheryl, Jamie, Ronald, Silas, Jo, Jax, Roy, and Sharon and everyone else!  Tracy Quintin  Denise Martin  Dr. Dana Summers – Leduc Vet Clinic  Kaleen Harris - Cargill
  82. 82. Questions? LIVE THE LEARNING!
  83. 83. Acres for Barley Silage  80 cows = 4122 tons @ 9 tons/acre = 458 acres  100 cows = 5360 tons @ 9 tons/acre = 595 acres
  84. 84. Netherlands
  85. 85. Netherlands

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