DCHA is traveling to the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country for its 2013 Annual Conference in Lancaster, April 4-5.

The conference promises to offer the latest in production information, hot new topics and a highly instructive wet lab.

  • Some session topics include:
  • Developing and enhancing the neonatal immune system
  • Developing a vaccination program for heifers with new technology
  • Mycoplasma bovis respiratory disease
  • Practical applications for following the Gold Standards
  • Challenges in effective calf raising
  • Energy needs of bred heifers
  • Importance of colostrum beyond passive transfer
  • Proteins in milk replacers
  • FDA regulations regarding antibiotic residue in meat and milk

Plan to attend and learn about new industry trends and the latest in production information, receive hands-on training to improve business management skills, meet with existing and new agri-business partners at the trade show, and connect with fellow growers and producers from across the country.

"This is the premier event in the dairy calf and heifer replacement industry. It brings dairymen who raise their own replacements and contract heifer raisers together for presentations of the latest research information, discussion, and networking with fellow producers and your agri-business partners. Known for an elite group of speakers and experts, this conference is a must for helping your operation become more efficient and profitable," DCHA Conference Committee Chairman Lane Sollenberger said.

 Visit www.calfandheifer.org under the 2013 Conference tab for the latest information on registration, sessions and events.