Cows and people management will each have their day in the spotlight during “Dairying Duo,” herdsperson training scheduled for Nov. 11 and 12, in Arlington, Wis. Developed by the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin, Dairying Duo will include a one-day “Expert Cow Side Care” workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 11, and a one-day “Mid-Management Matters” workshop on Thursday, Nov. 12. Workshop attendees can attend just a one-day workshop or pair the two together for a complete Dairying Duo.
During the Nov. 11 Expert Cow-Side Care workshop, participants will rotate through five hands-on labs:

  • Transition cow management taught by veterinarians Chris Booth and Jeff Bleck, Kettle Moraine Large Animal Clinic.
  • Cow-side technical skills taught by veterinarians Al Martens and Ralph Stowell, Waupun Vet Clinic.
  • Udder health, lead by Pam Ruegg, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Locomotion scoring under the direction of Floyd Sutton, Great Lakes district manager for Zinpro Corporation.
  • Emergency lame cow care taught by hoof care specialist Karl Burgi.

 The Nov. 12 Mid-Management Matters workshop will have participants capitalizing on their strengths while leveraging their ability to grow as a team leader or manager.

Trainers Buck Joseph, The School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Chris Hinrichs, Executive Education Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison, will outline manager/leadership styles as well as variables that help a manager know when and what style to use. Participants will practice their new skills and receive instant feedback. The workshop is limited to the first 40 individuals.
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Source: Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin