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November 30th Dairy Day At Marshfield To Focus On Raising Dairy Calves

Dairy Day at the Marshfield Agricultural Research Station will focus on research highlights and basic techniques of raising dairy calves.

Pat Hoffman, dairy specialist at the station, will review calf research at the University of Wisconsin, and also talk about evaluating calf environments. Steven Hayes, a veterinarian and technical services manager for Milk Products, Inc., will discuss the steps in trouble-shooting calf problems; Gunnar Josefsson, a scientist at UW-Madison”s Department of Biological Systems Engineering, will share labor reduction tips.

Andy Nytes, technical service manager with Vita Plus Corporation, will review feed medication for calves. Following the break, Jill Colloton, a veterinarian with Bovine Services, will demonstrate proper techniques for esophageal feeding, dehorning, tail docking and blood sampling.

The program will run from 10:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30. Snacks and beverages will be available during the break. The Marshfield station is 2 miles east of U.S. Highway 13 (turn on 29th St.). For more information on Dairy Day, contact the station at (715) 387-2523. Dairy Day is sponsored by the UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and UW-Extension, Cooperative Extension.