Innovative calf and heifer operations will be highlighted during two one-day tours, Oct. 20 and 21, developed by the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin. The Tuesday, Oct. 20, tour will feature four facilities in northeastern Wisconsin while the Wednesday, Oct. 21, tour will highlight four facilities in northwestern Wisconsin.
 
“We’re going to check out low-cost, retrofitted and state-of-the-art facilities for dairy calves, heifers and springers and interact with dairy producers who will share their stories regarding challenges, triumphs and lessons learned,” says Doug Knoepke, a Durand, Wis., dairy producer and president of PDPW.  Both tours are all about information and idea sharing, networking and finding ways for dairy producers to be more profitable.
 
Both tours are open to dairy producers — PDPW members and non-members — as well as industry leaders. Registration fees covers round-trip bussing, lunch, refreshments and information that can’t be gathered anywhere other than from experienced calf and heifer raisers.
 
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Source: Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin