Training Programs

Title
Milkers training and refreshers
Heat detection training
Feeders´ training
Calf care and feeding training
Identifying problem cows training
Hoof trimming training
Calving assistance training

 

Milkers training and refreshers

The program is customized to the milking routine and procedures of the farm and can be done in Spanish and/or English.

This program consists of training today’s dairy farm workers on the science behind milking cows. A lot of emphasis is put on the importance of maintaining consistent and proper milking procedures. Also, proper cow handling and animal hygiene are emphasized and discussed during the program.

A parlor audit is also offered to fine tuned procedures and routine and for a better interaction with the milkers and cow pushers.

See attached file for a brief overview. (Spanish version)

 

Heat detection training

Heat detection rate can be significantly improved when all employees are observing cows for estrus signs.

This program focuses on training the Spanish-speaking workers on how to identify cows on estrus and how to report the information to the herdsman. Basic cow reproduction and estrus cycle concepts are covered during this program to help employees understand the importance of this work.

See attached file for a brief overview.

 

Feeder's Training Program

The Feeder or Feed Manager is responsible for over 50% of the variable costs of any dairy operation. This is why the employee responsible for this job plays a key role in the overall profitability of the dairy farm. There are tremendous opportunities for Hispanic employees to take this role within a dairy farm. However, due to language barriers and lack of training, managers are usually reluctant to give feeding responsibilities to Hispanic employees.

This is why APN CONSULTING, LLC has developed a training program for Hispanic Feeders in Spanish with the objective of teaching all the essential tasks and skills necessary to successfully perform the Feeders job. By the end of the program, the employee will have gained proficiency in various areas.

See attached file for a brief overview.

 

Calf care and feeding training

This program can be done both in Spanish and English focusing on the importance of calves to the future of the dairy, emphasizing on fundamentals of calf care, feeding, and hygiene.

Colostrum feeding, colostrum quality assessment, and its importance are discussed in extent during this program. Also, how to check and observe calves, and what to observe while feeding calves are covered during this training along with hygiene and feeding protocols.

See attached file for a brief overview. (Spanish version)

 

Identifying cow problems training

This program is done in Spanish and English focusing on basic cow evaluations.

This program will teach employees with little cow experience how to better asses when a cow may be sick or have a problem that needs to be addressed. Also, the proper procedures and steps towards communicating the problem to their supervisors or how to follow treatment protocols are discussed and developed.

This is an on farm training that can be customized to the needs of the farm and herdsman.

See attached file for a brief overview.

 

Hoof trimming training

This program focuses on basic hoof trimming techniques and is targeted to Spanish speaking employees that want to develop new skills.

Proper hoof trimming techniques as well as locomotion scoring techniques are covered during this half a day training program which is done with the support of Zinpro Corp.

 

Calving assistance training

This program can be done in Spanish and/or English and focuses on the proper care and assistance of cows in the process of calving.

Farm employees will learn how to properly identify calves that are in a normal or abnormal position for delivery, as well as proper techniques for assistance if necessary, and knowing when to call for help.

Also, basic techniques of newborn calf care and colostrum feeding is covered during this training.

See attached file for a brief overview.

 

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