UW-Extension offers Dairy Herd Health Clinic

A Dairy Herd Health Clinic will be offered on Feb. 16 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at two locations in western Wisconsin, the Log Cabin in Bangor and Co-op Credit Union in Black River Falls. The clinic is targeted toward dairy producers and professionals who would like to learn more about effective management tools and strategies for raising calves, heifers and cows on the dairy farm. The workshop, offered by the UW-Extension offices of La Crosse, Monroe, Trempealeau, Jackson, Buffalo and Vernon counties, will feature the following topics and speakers:
  • Steve Huntzicker/Trisha Wagner, Agriculture Agents from La Crosse and Jackson County, Topic: Dairy Farming Today: Keys to help you lead your dairy business.
  • Dr. Randy Shaver, Professor UW-Madison and UW-Extension, Dairy Nutritionist, Topic: What are we learning about starch for dairy cows?
  • Tina Kohlman, Dairy and Livestock Agent from Sheboygan County, Topic: Raising Healthy Calves in Cold Weather.
  • Pam Ruegg, Milk Quality Specialist, Topic: What is happening with mastitis and antibiotic resistance on Wisconsin farms? Real Data from Real Cows on Real Wisconsin Farms.
Pre-registration is needed to get an accurate meal and handout count. There is no cost to attendees thanks to our sponsors. Pre-register by Feb. 10 for the Bangor site by calling the La Crosse County Extension Office at 608-785-9593 or the Jackson County Extension Office for the Black River Falls site at 715-284-4257. 2.03.2012