Plan now to join growers and producers from around the country at the 2012 Dairy Calf & Heifer Conference, March 20-21, in Visalia, Calif., centrally located in California's dairy country. Nearly 90 percent of attendees at this year's Dairy Calf & Heifer Conference (attendance was up 30 percent and it received rave reviews) said they would recommend the DCHA Conference to fellow growers and producers.
John Bernard, DCHA senior advisor and chairman of the 2012 Conference Committee said, "This is the premier event in the dairy calf and heifer replacement industry that brings together in one place an elite group of speakers and experts who present material that producers can use on their operations to be more efficient and profitable."
Here are just a few of the things attendees will find at the Conference:
- Educational sessions featuring the latest industry information that growers and producers can use to improve their operations and their bottom line;
- Sessions that focus on DCHA's Gold Standards III
- An emphasis on the importance of good animal husbandry and environmental stewardship; and
- Personal and professional growth through connections with industry leaders, fellow professionals and old and new friends.
Plans are well underway to make sure the 2012 Conference provides even more information that growers and producers can use.
The highly instructive wet lab demonstrations, which are always some of the most popular sessions, will be back again next year. According to a conference goer at the 2011 meeting, "The wet lab breakout sessions were excellent!" Licensed veterinarians will provide hands-on learning opportunities for producers on animal welfare and much more.
According to one producer who attended the recent conference, the "DCHA Trade Show has different exhibitors unique to calf and heifer needs. And we have more time to talk with company reps." The trade show, always a sell-out, offers conference attendees a chance to learn about dairy's hottest new trends and talk with company representatives about what will work best in their operations.
The conference and trade show will be held at the Visalia Convention Center. For the latest information about the 2011 Dairy Calf & Heifer Conference or visit www.calfandheifer.org.