Wisconsin workshop focuses on new dairy technologies

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New technologies are available to dairy farmers every day, including ways to save energy, labor and time. Find out how these technologies can work for you by attending ‘What’s New With Dairy Facilities?’ workshop hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Extension on December 13, 2012 in Green Bay.

Speakers and topics include:

  • Scott Sanford, UW-Madison senior outreach specialist, will talk about tips for saving energy on the farm and new lighting options for agricultural buildings.
  • Dr. Paul Fricke, UW-Madison/UW-Extension reproductive specialist, will discuss research assessing several new technologies that hold potential to improve reproduction in dairy cattle.
  • Dr. Doug Reinemann, UW-Madison/UW-Extension milking systems specialist, will share research and observations on some newer milking systems that are available.

The day will wrap up with Dairy Modern Systems, headquartered out of Kaukauna, sharing photos and examples of technologies they have implemented on farms in northeast Wisconsin.

Cost of this program is $20, which includes lunch and materials. Morning and afternoon refreshments are generously sponsored by Keller, Inc. This meeting will be held from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Brown County Ag & Extension Service Center in Green Bay; 1150 Bellevue Street, Green Bay.

To register, please call the UW-Extension Oconto County office at 920.834.6845. For more information about this program, please contact Abby Huibregtse, UW-Extension Oconto County ag agent at 920.834.6845 or abby.huibregtse@ces.uwex.edu.



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