Back by popular demand, Calf Congress 2013, formerly the Group-Housed Calf Systems Symposium, will be held on Dec. 4-5 at the RIT Inn & Conference Center in Rochester, N.Y.

This innovative conference, organized by the NWNY Team of Cornell University Extension in conjunction with the PRO-DAIRY Program, will kick off with an evening session on Dec. 4 designed specifically for those producers that are using a group housing and feeding system.

The day-long symposium program on December 5 is devoted to understanding effective decision making in raising healthy and productive replacements. 

Conference attendees will hear first-hand stories of measured results of on-farm innovations, new concepts in calf performance assessment and how to choose the next generation candidates early in the process.

Further information, including a detailed agenda and registration information can be located at  or by contacting Cathy Wallace, Conference Coordinator at (585) 343-3040 x 138 or

Early registration deadline is November 22, 2013.

Believing that the most important asset on the farm is the management personnel and their skills and experiences, the following companies provide key support for the 2013 Calf Congress:

  • AgriLabs
  • Bovine Innovations Group
  • Calf Star
  • Finger Lakes Dairy Services
  • GEA Farm Technologies
  • Grober Nutrition
  • Lallemand Animal Nutrition
  • Land O’Lakes Animal Milk Products
  • Milk Bar Calf Feeders
  • Milk Products
  • MultiMin USA
  • Neogen Corporation
  • Poulin Grain
  • Zoetis