Our training season can get very busy, but our courses are generally offered all year long, both for dairy producers as well as any groups that request them.
 


  


 
 
 
 
This training   session will allow you to explore practical ideas for profitably improving cow comfort in your barn. The training plan includes the following steps: the cow, comfort, housing, the project and the profitability of comfort.
 
 
 
 
 
As with any story where " you are the hero," this training session will lead you through the process of making the best choices and decisions according to your  own objectives.
 
In this training session, participants will decide which aspects of production will be discussed from among 3 key topics: improving production, optimizing feed margin and labour efficiency.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Heifers are the future of a dairy farm. They represent all of the herd's genetic potential, milk production and the financial success of the years to come. In order to maximize the performance of these future cows, they need to be closely monitored in their first hours of life and even before they are born!
 
What to do Before Two focuses on all of the livestock management practices that could have an impact on both a heifer's and a producer's quality of life.
 
The ultimate goal: to raise healthy heifers for a first calving at the age of 2 and to have an optimal and sustainable dairy production.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Silage production is made up of all the activities from mowing to the silo or bringing wrapped large bails to their storage site. It involves a variety of tasks, people and equipment; always working to get the best possible production.
Our experts will reveal the secrets of how to efficiently produce quality forage.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Input costs are increasing at a phenomenal rate. You have two choices: 
 
1. Live with it
2. Analyze your situation and take action.
 
This training course, will help you to make the right choice! At the end of the day, you will have a clearer picture of the main factors linked to feeding costs in your herd which will  help you to maximize margin, after feed costs.
 
 
 
The days before and after calving are the most critical period in the life cycle of a cow. Appetite loss, rapid weight loss, risk of multiple health problems are the potential concequences.   We will look at the key questions surrounding the drying off and transition periods.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
On August 1st, 2012, the SCC standards will drop from 500,000 to  400,000 . Will you be ready?
 
If you are not one of the 2,000 dairy producers that have already attended this course;  there is no better time to review your situation and act. This training course will lead you to  sound udder health management and a worry-free SCC!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Some training courses are offered on demand. Contact your Valacta advisor or technician or call 1-800-266-5248.