Area dairy farmers are invited to connect with new and well-known UW-Dairy Sciences department specialists at upcoming meetings in two west central Wisconsin locations on Thursday April 19th.
Dairy reproduction, nutrition and well-being will be topics discussed as well as outlook for domestic and international dairy markets. Dr. Paul Fricke will talk about integration of reproductive programs and technology to maximize reproductive efficiency in dairy cows. Dr. Jennifer Van Os, new to UW-Extension, will introduce herself and her area of research that targets best management practices of housing and management to help the Wisconsin dairy industry adapt as our scientific knowledge about animal welfare continues to grow. Dr. Randy Shaver will discuss dairy nutrition topics for today in what could be his last dairy meeting in Western Wisconsin before retirement. Katie Burgess, Commodity Risk Analyst with Blimling and Associates, will discuss how farms can prepare for the opportunities and obstacles that come with managing price risk in dairy markets.
The program will be held Thursday, April 19 from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm, simultaneously at two west central Wisconsin locations, Alma Center and Eau Claire, with the speakers rotating between both sites. Chippewa Valley Technical College Manufacturing Education Center, 2320 Alpine Road, Eau Claire will be the location for Eau Claire County –RSVP to the Eau Claire UW-Extension office at 715-839-4712. A parking pass will be provided for the Eau Claire location.
The Alma Center location will be located at Pfaff Farm Reception Barn 13072 State Road 121, Alma Center –RSVP to the Jackson County UW-Extension office (715) 284-4257.
There is no charge to attend however RSVP is appreciated for lunch count. Thank you to Compeer Financial for sponsoring lunch.