The present Covid-19 situation is changing the way producers will get the latest information in the dairy industry. As most of you know, our annual Producer meeting had to be cancelled, as well as all the “Dairy Days” and other seminars and conferences that dairy farmers rely on to keep up to date with information. Our role as veterinarians, as well as taking care of your animals, is to help ensure the continuation and integrity of the dairy food supply chain. This puts us in the unique role of being able to share up to date information with our clients when we are doing our farm visits.
Every two weeks (beginning next week), we will present information sheets on topics reviewing or introducing new pertinent management information. The level of knowledge on farms has greatly progressed over the years and the format in our newsletters has been to present information on a general level. The opportunity to discuss this information in detail and to specifically gear this to the particular farm we are visiting, is a very efficient way to educate. Most of this transfer of information will occur at the same time we are completing the veterinary care we were called to do, bringing added value to each veterinary visit.