The Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin is holding three one-day Calf Care Connection workshops: Dec. 8 in Arlington, Wis.; Dec. 9 in Chilton, Wis.; and Dec. 10 in Eau Claire, Wis. This series of three identical workshops allows producers to select the date and location that best suits their business.
 
Each one-day workshop will provide dairy producers, professional calf feeders and heifer growers with the latest research, cutting-edge techniques and hands-on training. In addition to learning new procedures, calf raisers will have a chance to practice in a supervised learning situation in hands-on lab sessions. 
 
“The value of saving one calf or raising better calves is a tremendous, and the goal of these workshops is help even the best calf feeders, dairy producers and heifer raisers to accomplish that by learning what is new and proven to work,” says Doug Knoepke, a Durand, Wis., dairy producer and president of PDPW.
 
The agenda for each workshop includes four presentations, three hour-long learning labs involving live calves and an expert panel where top-of-mind questions can be asked.

Presentations will cover calf management styles, use of vaccines in dry cows and wet calves, sanitation protocols that can help cut health costs and “Feeding Your Calves, Starving Your Checkbook or Striking the Right Balance.” Learning lab topics include, delivering more live results, advanced lifesaving procedures and what works and doesn’t work regarding pasteurizers.

Source: Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin