The Israeli Dairy School will offer a Dairy Herd Management Seminar and Tour of Israel from Jan. 5 to 11, 2020. An opportunity to learn about the Israeli dairy industry’s success, the seminar offers American dairy farmers an introduction to Israel’s newest herd management technologies and dairy herd feeding and nutrition techniques.

The Israeli Dairy School Dairy Farming Seminar is an interactive training program carefully designed to educate participants on recent developments in dairy farming and management. The dairy farm seminar covers cutting-edge technological innovations and their practical applications in high-producing dairy herds.

“I don’t want to miss this opportunity to learn about dairy technology from top people in the field, all set in a storied land,” said seminar participant Phil Durst, senior educator of Dairy Beef Cattle Health and Production at Michigan State University Extension. “As we learn from Israeli dairy professionals to deal better with heat stress and the impacts on dairy cattle, we will be able to bring those lessons to our farms in the U.S. In addition, we anticipate learning from the application of principles for feeding cows for high production and improving dairy cattle health and management.”

Participants visit three Israeli dairy farms to learn about topics including high-yield production under hot climate and heat stress conditions, breeding and fertility management, economic aspects of dairy herd management, milk quality and udder health, raising calves and heifers and cow health and disease prevention.

The trip also includes a visit to the Holy City of Nazareth, famous churches around the Lake of Galilee (Capernaum National Park) and the Jordan River, the Dead Sea and sightseeing tours to Jerusalem.

Accommodations for two people sharing a room is $2,800 per person. Single room rate is $3,250 per person. Accompanying family members will get a discount of $350 per person. Price includes six nights of accommodation in a country-style kibbutz hotel; a welcome dinner on participants’ first night in Israel; breakfast, lunch and dinner every day throughout the entire stay; transport to and from all farm visits and tours; lectures by dairy experts; sightseeing tours; the services of a professional licensed tourist guide; and a certificate of seminar completion. Price does not include round-trip airfare.

Dairy farmers wishing to join the seminar and tour, can contact Deby Cahan at 860-234-3189 or register online at www.dairyschool.co.il/dairy-herd-management-seminar-in-israel-5th-11th-january-2020/#booking_seminar.

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