Dairy webinar to focus on executive analysis reports

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
Farm Forum

ORANGE CITY, Iowa — The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach dairy team will continue its monthly webinar series with a look at executive analysis reports on March 17 from noon to 1 p.m.

Executive analysis reports are made available through the Dairy Herd Improvement Association, including the transition cow management reports and the udder health monitor report.

Greg Palas, manager of support services at Dairy Records Management Systems at Iowa State University, will present the program. Palas will provide a hands-on webinar reviewing report generation and points on using the reports to tweak herd management.

Fred Hall, dairy specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach, said executive reports are often underutilized despite providing valuable production information.

He said producers often get accustomed to one or two reports, and may not realize the full breadth of information available. The webinar will be an opportunity to help producers expand their reach.

“Like everyone, we get really accustomed to the one report we’re most familiar with, and hopefully during the webinar we’ll be able to go over some of the reports that maybe don’t get used to their fullest potential,” said Hall.

He said there is always something new for dairy producers to consider, even if they are already using executive reports.

Producers, dairy consultants and industry representatives can attend the webinar at https://bit.ly/3uQzY5Z. Registration is not required and participation is free.

An archive of past dairy webinars is available on the ISU Extension and Outreach dairy team website at https://bit.ly/3sLES2d.

For more information, contact Hall at 712-737-4230 or fredhall@iastate.edu.

Executive analysis reports will be the topic of discussion at a dairy webinar on March 17 from noon to 1 p.m.