Online Critical Calf Care Dairy Program Scheduled for Early 2021

  • Tuesday, January 5, 2021, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Tuesday, January 19, 2021, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 12:15 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Cornell Cooperative Extension shares information on urgent decision making for dairy calf health

Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Regional Dairy Specialists would like to invite dairy producers, employees, and agribusiness professionals across the state to join a series of 7 webinars focused on “Critical Calf Care: Urgent Decision Making for Dairy Calf Health”. This virtual learning opportunity will be offered every Tuesday beginning at 12:30pm (EST) for 7 consecutive weeks January 5th – February 16th, 2021. One-time registration is required by visiting - this registration is good for the entire series. Thanks to generous sponsors, registration fees have been covered.

This virtual learning opportunity will be accessible over ZOOM with presentations and discussion. Topics covered will include recognizing and diagnosing disease, dystocia and difficult calvings, record keeping and the economics of disease, hydration and electrolytes, scours and nutrition, and emergency situations. Presenters will include CCE Regional Dairy Specialists, Alycia Drwencke, Casey Havekes, Betsy Hicks, and Margaret Quaassdorff. 

This series will be offered every Tuesday starting January 5, 2021 at 12:30pm EST through the Zoom platform.

January 5, 2021— Recognizing & Diagnosing Disease

January 12, 2021—Dystocia & Difficult Calvings

January 19, 2021— Record Keeping & Economics of Disease

January 26, 2021— Hydration Status & Electrolytes

February 2, 2021—Scours & Nutrition

February 9, 2021—”911— My Calf Needs Help!”

February 16, 2021—LIVE Panel Discussion

The final session in the series (February 16th, 2021), will be a one hour panel discussion with industry experts, Dr. Fernando Soberon with Standard Nutrition Consultants, Dr. Rodrigo Molano Torres with Valacta, Dr. Laura Rath-Brown with Midstate Veterinary Services, Dr. Jen Walker with Danone North America, and a local NY dairy producer.

The cost of registration has been covered thanks to the generous sponsorship of agribusinesses across New York. To become a sponsor and advertise your business to attendees, please visit

For more information about the online critical calf care series, contact Alycia Drwencke, Dairy Management Specialist, at 517-416-0386 or, or your local regional specialist. Registration is required ahead of time by visiting:

Last updated December 11, 2020