The Pocono District of Penn State Extension, which includes Carbon, Monroe, Pike and Wayne counties, will hold the first of four sessions of a "Penn State Dairy Data Analysis Tools" webinar series on Oct. 29.

This webinar series, designed for dairy producers, their employees, and advisers, will teach how to use customized online spreadsheets to assess monthly dairy test day records. There is a registration fee.

Each session is offered from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The schedule includes: Oct. 29: Culling analysis; Nov. 5: Somatic cell analysis; Nov. 12: Fat-to-protein ratio analysis; and Nov. 19: Milk yield analysis.

Participants can participate in any or all of the webinars. Analyzing monthly test day records graphically and dynamically may aid in determining which cows or groups of animals are not performing to their optimal potential. Not only will participants learn alternative ways to interpret monthly records, they will also have access to specialized online tools to assist with the interpretation and assessment of monthly records.

Instructor is Robert Goodling, extension associate, Penn State Department of Animal Science.

Advance registration is required no later than noon the day before the session.

For more information, go to [1] or contact Goodling at [2] or toll-free at 888-373-7232

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