Student Managed Farm Dairy Unit Final Presentation - April 2014

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2nd year students in Lakeland College's animal science technology program take a Student Managed Farm class. Lakeland's Student Managed Farm - powered by New Holland has both livestock and crop sides. The livestock side is further broken down into commercial beef, dairy, purebred beef and sheep units. This is the final presentation of the 2013-14 dairy unit.

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Student Managed Farm Dairy Unit Final Presentation - April 2014

  1. 1.  Silas Bohren- Team Leader  Brittny Gooler- Finance Manager  Simeon Gerschheimer- Public Relations  Ronald Angenent- Feed Manager  Chance Hofstra- Reproduction Manager  Morgan Sangster- Herd Manager  Ken Murray- Student Advisor
  2. 2.  Milking Cows ◦ 38% Jersey & 62% Holstein  Young Stock ◦ 44% Jersey & 55% Holstein  Dry Cows ◦ 70% Jersey & 30% Holstein
  3. 3.  Strengths  Weaknesses  Opportunities  Threats
  4. 4.  Milk Production  Improved Forages  Additional Stalls  Hands on Barn  Hoof Health
  5. 5.  Aging Facilities  Biosecurity
  6. 6.  Kemptville Students  New Barn Opportunity  Young Stock Program  Parlor Upgrade
  7. 7.  Forage Quality  Change in Supply Management
  8. 8. Calf Heifer Dry CowLactating $$$
  9. 9.  Appreciate the value of a heifer calf  Don’t take shortcuts
  10. 10. Calf Heifer Dry CowLactating $$$
  11. 11.  Maintain the Growth Curve  Manage for Reproductive Success
  12. 12. Calf Heifer Dry CowLactating $$$
  13. 13.  Rations  Metabolic Issues  Mineral
  14. 14.  Manage for success by preventing metabolic diseases  Provide adequate housing  Ensure proper length of dry period
  15. 15. Calf Heifer Dry CowLactating $$$
  16. 16.  Additional Hay (rocket fuel)  Additional Straw  Supplement Concentrations  Frequent Dry Matter Testing
  17. 17. 1500 1700 1900 2100 2300 2500 2700 2900 Litres Milk Production Litres TPQ
  18. 18. 3 4 5 6 September October November December January Febuary March April Percentage Butterfat %
  19. 19.  Udder Health  Mastitis Culturing  Pathogen Identification
  20. 20.  Our DIM ◦ Start-250 ◦ Now-165  Classification ◦ Average- 80 points  Sire Selection
  21. 21.  Stall Additions  Parlor  Towels
  22. 22. BEFORE AFTER
  23. 23. Special thanks to Pete Wilkinson for the help!
  24. 24. • Economical • Cleanliness • Milk Stimulation • Cow Comfort
  25. 25.  Provide Good Quality Forages  Maintain Udder Health  Manage for Reproductive Success  Provide Adequate Cow Comfort
  26. 26. Calf Heifer Dry CowLactating $$$
  27. 27. 300 310 320 330 340 350 360 370 380 Income Expenses Income vs. Expenses
  28. 28.  Started the year at *22.4 days  At Christmas we were at *29.9 days  Leased out 400kgs  $4200 in our cowie bank  Left at *23.4 days currently
  29. 29.  September average was 1900 L every two days ◦ 21 L/cow/day ◦ $17/cow/day (gross income)  Currently average 2600 L every two days ◦ 29 L/cow/day ◦ $25/cow/day (gross income)  Additional Income is $360 every two days!
  30. 30.  Spending $1200/year for brown towels  Spent $210 initial cost for microfiber towels and soap($125 each)  Total Savings first year = $500  Total Saving years after = $700
  31. 31.  Since March we produced 4125.25 HL  Our average L/cow/year is 9167 L  Provincial average L/cow/year is 6828 L  Our current milk price at LLC is $86.04  Provincial average milk price is $82.04  Labor cost at LLC is $22.85/HL  Provincial average for labor is $15.60/HL
  32. 32.  Forage Quality & Appropriate Harvesting Time  Udder Health  Reproduction  Heifer Pasture Plan  Ventilation and Parlor Upgrade  Dry Cow Cement Pad
  33. 33.  Ken Murray- Staff Adviser  Mitch Stuart- Inspiration  Blair Dow- Teacher  Dr. Ken Smith- LLC Veterinarian  Dr. Crystal Mullen- LLC Veterinarian  Todd Ree- Ultrasound Technician  Josie Van Lent- Dean of Agriculture  Heather Fleck- Cargill  Silvan Stamm- Westgen  Farm Staff  - Pete, Jamie, Morgan, Jo, Sharon, Jax, Brianna  Tracey Quinton- Financials  Denise Martin- Administration  Geoff Brown- Nutrition  New Holland  EVERYONE ELSE!!

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