Continuing Education

Continuing Education

Training tailored to your needs

Are you looking to further your knowledge of Holstein breeding? The team of advisors at Holstein Québec offers a number of different seminars and practical workshops. Both 3- and 5-hour sessions can be provided for individuals as well as for clubs or groups of breeders or students.

Training Provided by the Advisory Service

Contact Holstein Québec or your advisor to organize a training session designed to meet your needs.

Genetic Improvement – How to Make it Happen

This training session covers the importance of breeding goals, cow and cow family selection, sire selection, and genomics.

Dairy Shows – How to Get Ready

This session provides practical training relating to dairy shows: feeding, washing, clipping, showmanship, putting together an exhibit, show routines, and on-farm preparation.

Breeding Workshops

Academic and practical workshops on genealogy, sire selection, milk recording, classification, embryo transfers, etc.

  • Influential cow families and bulls
  • Understanding a pedigree
  • Update on embryo transfers
  • Tools to increase your profitability
  • Polled gene: a trend, a tool, a market

How to Succeed in Marketing

This training session covers a range of topics: selection, buying and selling animals, selling embryos, advertising and marketing, American markets, etc.

  • Distinguishing oneself from the competition
  • Genomics: an additional tool within our reach
  • Marketing our genetics
  • Looking for something? You’ll find it on the Internet!
  • Demystifying American proofs

Earning Awards

This course provides an explanation of the criteria for awards such as Master Breeder shields, Star Brood and Superior Production certificates as well as Super 3, Longtime, and Canadian Champions awards.

Genetic Selection in Open Housing

This training session presents a survey of the tools you need to improve production in your herd as well as the best genetic options for free-stall operations. 

Zoetis Training Courses

Holstein Québec’s partners also offer a range of training sessions that are complementary to those provided by the Association. Contact these companies directly to find out if their training sessions are offered in English. 

 Udder Health

  1. Udder Health and Milk Quality (1 hour) 
  2. Impact of the Dry-Off Period on Bovine Mastitis (40 minutes) 
  3. Bovine Mastitis: Clinical Aspect (40 minutes) 
  4. A Good Start
  5. Treating Bovine Mastitis

Genomics (1 hour):

  1. Clarifide, a Herd Management Tool

Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) (1 hour) 

Vaccination in Cattle Production (1 hour) 

Bovine Leptospirosis (30 minutes) 

Reproductive Management 

CIAQ Training Courses

  1. Heatime, 25 slides max. (20 minutes) 
  2. Immunity+, 20 slides (15-20 minutes) 
  3. Genomics: Impact and Evolution since 2009, 25 slides(30 minutes) 
  4. Health and Genetics Selection, 30 slides (35-40 minutes) 
  5. Semen Fertility, 10-12 slides (10 minutes) 

La Coop Training Courses

  1. Transition
  2. Heifer Rearing
  3. $/KG Fat Margin
  4. Robotic Milking
  5. 5.Bunker Management
  6. Cow Comfort in Free Stalls
  7. Forage Quality

Vétoquinol Training Courses

45-minute sessions

  1. On-Farm Washing and Disinfection
  2. Fly Control
  3. Rodent Control
  4. ABCs of Bovine Reproduction
  5. Calf Rehydration

 

Holstein Canada Training Sessions

Classification: a valuable service with a high return! Learn to evaluate your animals so you can invest in the most durable and profitable cows. Classification will help you identify the breeding traits appropriate to your goals and select the best cows to develop your herd.

  1. Optimize mating
  2. Genetic Improvement
  3. Predict First-Lactation Milk Yield, Longevity and Lifetime Production
  4. Classify for Greater Profitability

News

Friday, February 23, 2018

Here are the 2 carrier opportunities: Bilingual administrative support and bilingual scheduling Coordinator

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

The Annual General Meeting was held during the Holstein Québec Convention on February 1st at the Universel Hotel in Rivièr

Monday, February 5, 2018

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