Webinars

Put trust in our experts

Through the Diamond V webinar series, our scientists and technical service staff provide real-world experience and thought leadership on a variety of topics to enhance industry knowledge, producer profitability and overall operation success.



Dr. Todd Birkle

In partnership with:

Bovine Veterinarian

Optimize Your Replacement Resources

Presented by Todd Birkle, D.V.M.

Looking for new research and recommendations for determining high-quality replacement heifers and creating an action plan for stronger herd success?

Dr. Todd Birkle explains how to better evaluate replacement heifer programs and increase future profitability on the dairy.

What you’ll learn:

  • Life stage inventory assessment
  • Advanced heifer culling
  • Breeding strategies: Decrease risk and increase reward
  • Culling criteria and milk production
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Dr. Kelly Reed

In partnership with:

Bovine Veterinarian

Calf-Rearing Bottlenecks: Identification & Tools for Success

Presented by Kelly Reed, D.V.M.

Dr. Kelly Reed explores how we raise calves and look at ways to best identify the key bottlenecks that limit overall performance, specific to the management system of individual farms.

What you’ll learn:

  • Colostrum management
  • Pasteurization and cleanliness
  • Pathogen risk control and environmental pressures
  • Milk contact surface cleaning protocols
  • Water quality and availability
  • Nutrition considerations
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Dr. Sam Barringer

In partnership with:

Bovine Veterinarian

Respiratory Health & Wellness: Take BRD Consultation to the Next Level

Presented by Sam Barringer, D.V.M.

What respiratory evaluation steps can you take to become a better BRD consultative expert? Dr. Sam Barringer leads an innovative discussion on pneumonia events, consultative opportunities and novel management ideas.

What you’ll learn:

  • Diagnostic tools for pneumonia
  • How to make better and more informed decisions with youngstock
  • How to evaluate programs you may already have in place to best care for the animals
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Gavin Staley

In partnership with:

Bovine Veterinarian

Why Building a Mature Heifer Matters

Presented by Gavin Staley, D.V.M.

Join Dr. Gavin Staley to explore the building of a mature heifer, guided by his investigation and research into industry trends, data analysis, field research and own findings.

What you’ll learn:

  • Age at calving and its effect on subsequent lactations
  • Mature Body Weight: What we know & need to know
  • Impact of first lactation milk production on the whole herd production
  • Overall relevance and importance of building a mature heifer
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Bill Stone

In partnership with:

Hoard's Dairyman

Management Approaches to Minimize Nutrition-Related Issues

Presented by Bill Stone, Ph.D., D.V.M.

Cow health and productivity can suffer when the performance of a dairy nutrition program is compromised. Dr. Stone explores how managers can enhance production and improve cow well-being by implementing nutritional protocols.

What you’ll learn:

  • Silage management
  • Prepping the forages
  • Monitoring and adjusting dry matter intake (DMI)
  • Adjusting for changes in pen counts and intakes
  • Delivering the total mixed ration (TMR)
  • Targeting the body condition score (BCS) at freshening
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