• Rodenburg will discuss “Success Factors for Automatic Calf Feeding.”
To register, call the Calumet UW-Extension office at (920) 849-1450. For more information, contact Sarah Mills-Lloyd, Oconto County UW-Extension, at (920) 834-6845 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LTC Progressive Operator's Series continues Jan. 31
A Progressive Operators’ Series session titled “Would You Work For You?” will be held Jan. 31 at Lakeshore Technical College in eastern Wisconsin. Tom Wall, DairyCoach.com, will be featured.
The Progressive Operators series is open to producers and agri-businessmen. Cost for the all-day session is $60 and includes lunch.
To register, call Lakeshore Technical College Registration Desk, 1-888-468-6582, ext. 1366. For additional information contact the Wisconsin Extension Service in Fond du Lac, Sheboygan, Washington or Manitowoc Counties or Greg Booher, Lakeshore Technical College at 920-960-0551 or Terrilynn Hastreiter also at Lakeshore Technical College at 920-693-1116.
Wisconsin Dairy Well-Being Conference is March 7
University of Wisconsin-Extension will host the annual one-day Dairy Cattle Well-Being Conference, March 7, at Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Eau Claire, Wis.
Dairy and beef producers, veterinarians, farm service providers, educators, emergency managers, first responders and elected officials are encouraged to attend. The conference focuses on expanding awareness and understanding about how dairy and beef animals are cared for and what the implications could be for Wisconsin farmers and agriculture industry.
Topics and presenters this year include:
• McDonald’s Global Animal Health and Welfare: A Practical Approach; Bruce Feinberg, McDonald’s Corporation.
• Animal Well-Being: Opinions, Ethics and Science; Dr. Amy Stanton, UW-Extension/Madison animal well-being specialist.
• The Value of a Cull Cow-The Packer Perspective; Lily Edwards-Callaway, PhD, JBS.
• Euthanasia Update; Dr. Kurt Vogel, UW-River Falls.
• The Importance of Advocating Animal Well-Being via Social Media Channels; Amy Manske, Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation.
• Replacing Outcry with Outreach; Denny Harding, Iowa Farm Animal Care Coalition.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the conference ends at 3:00 p.m. The cost is $40 per person ($75 with CE credits) for those who register by March 1. Registration will be $50 ($85 with CE credits) after March 1. This program has been approved for up to 6 hours of continuing education credits for veterinary practitioners and technicians.