(2/28/14) University of Wisconsin-Extension will present Caring for the Next Generation – hands-on with calves & heifers, a workshop covering topics on proper calf care procedures in both English and Spanish for dairy farmers and farm employees on March 14 from 10:30 to 2:00.
There will be two locations, one at the Andy Dejno farm, N36856 Highway 93, Independence and the Nate and Karen Kling farm, W15503 Kelly Road, Taylor. The full program will be presented and lunch will be served at each location.
"Because of the challenging winter we had, it is a good idea for farmers and calf managers to hone their skills in calf management. This program will present the latest research and resources in calf management that framers can use on their own operation," said Steve Okonek, Agriculture Agent for UW-Extension Trempealeau County.
Information concerning newborn care, including proper colostrum management, will be presented by Dr. Amy Stanton, UW-Madison. Dr. Sylvia Kehoe, UW-River Falls, will discuss calf nutrition and daily calf health observation and scoring. Steve Okonek, UW-Extension Trempealeau County and Trisha Wagner, UW-Extension Jackson County, will present the results of the 2013 survey: Real Herds, Real Heifers: The Cost of Raising Heifers in Wisconsin. The speakers will present at both locations, with Drs. Stanton and Kehoe rotating speaking locations during the lunch hour, to maximize in-person educational training for all participants.
For more information, or to register to attend please call the Trempealeau County Extension office at 715-538-2311 ext. 208, or Jackson County Extension office at 715-284-4257.
There is no cost to participants, thank you to our program sponsors: Strandberg Veterinary Services, Northwood Vet Service, Osseo Veterinary Clinic, Whitehall Veterinary Clinic, AgSource/CRI
Jackson County UW Extension
227 S. 11th Street
Black River Falls, WI 54615