Employee training is essential for every business, including the dairy operation. As dairy operations grown and become larger to meet the demand of an ever growing population, there is a need to high more skilled labor to conduct the everyday operations on a farm. One of those tasks include feeding the dairy herd.
UW-Extension Dairy & Livestock Agent Tina Kohlman partnered with CP Feeds and Diamond V to conduct a Spanish TMR (total mixed ration) Feeder training for 26 dairy workers on a local farm. Participants learned:
- the fundamentals of the cow’s digestive system
- silage feed management
- push out management
- TMR mixing basics and delivery
- Maintenance and safety