Time: June 29, 2012 from 9am to 7pm
Location: Jobo Farms
Street: 10628 Jellyby Rd.
City/Town: North Augusta, ON
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Event Type: educational, sessions
Organized By: EastGen
Latest Activity: Jun 7, 2012
EastGen Dairy Focus 2012 - Management for Profit
Reinforcing EastGen’s commitment to be a leader in solutions geared for profitability on
dairy farms, an EastGen Dairy Focus day will be held June 29th at Jobo Farms, North Augusta, Ont. This is an
exciting pilot project for EastGen, reflecting how the company is changing its approach in order to partner
with producers to improve their overall profitability.
“A compelling group of presenters has been lined up with topics focusing on subjects with a high impact on
the dairy producer’s bottom line,” said Barry Mooney, EastGen genetic support team lead and organizer of the
The event location host, Jobo Farms, is a vibrant operation consisting of 400 acres currently being operated
and managed by three families. Brothers Henry and Alex Oosterhof and their wives Evelina and Julie are
joined in the operation by Henry and Evelina’s son Steve and his wife Lindsay. On April 4th the Oosterhofs moved their cows from tie-stalls to their new 196 x 124 foot robotic milking and freestall facility. The 82-head milking herd adjusted well to the new environment which features dual chamber waterbeds and free access to two milking robots.
The speakers and session topics for this day-long event include:
• Vic Daniels, professional hoof trimmer
– latest technology and hoof care research
• Levi DeJong, Dundas Agri Systems, Ron Swank, Ron Swank Construction Ltd., and the Oosterhof family
– robotic milkers and barn design for comfort and efficiency
• Mark Carson & Dr. Tim Henshaw, EastGen
– using existing herd data to improve profitability
• Chantal Charette, EastGen, & Jay Shannon, Semex
– connecting classification to bull proofs with special consideration for health traits and Robot Ready™
• Brian Carscadden, Semex
– where genomics fits your breeding management
• Philip Armstrong, Armstong Manor Farm
–managing the high production herd with emphasis on milk value per cow and how genomics fit into this
CanWest DHI and Holstein Canada are also participating in this event. Products available from EastGen
such as the Dr. Register calcium tube and Brite Lights will also be on display, and a one-day volume semen
special will be offered to participants.
“I believe EastGen is on the right track by organizing an event such as this,” said Henry Oosterhof of Jobo
Farms who are pleased to host the event and allow participants to view their modern facility. “To get this
much top level information available in a one day session will prove invaluable to any producer and their
families who may be planning or dreaming about the possibility of building for the future. A dairy facility
such as this may entice sons and daughters to make the commitment to keep the family farm going.”
Jobo Farms is located at 10628 Jellyby Rd., North Augusta. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and sessions run
from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. including meals and a wrap-up question period with a panel of presenters.
Tickets are $45.00 each (includes BBQ lunch and supper) or $35.00 each (includes BBQ lunch). Participation
is limited to 250 people and tickets are available from the EastGen representative in your area. Call
EastGen-Kemptville at 1-800-267-9222 or EastGen-Guelph at 1-888-821-2150 for further information.