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Midwest Dairy Heard Health Conference Slated For Nov. 11-12

The 4th Annual Midwest Dairy Herd Health Conference, sponsored by the UW-Extension Dairy Team, is slated for Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 11-12, 2003 at the KI Center in Green Bay. Conference speakers will share the latest research and extension information about health topics related to dry- and transition-cow management, calf management, milk quality, and feeding management. Nationally known educators and speakers will offer strategies for improving profitability and controlling avoidable herd health problems.

Speakers and panelists tentatively scheduled include Ric Grummer, UW-Madison Department of Dairy Science; Sandra Godden, University of Minnesota-Extension; Sheila McGuirk, UW School of Veterinary Medicine; Pat Hoffman, UW-Extension; and Jim Drackley, University of Illinois Extension. Included in the two-day conference are two producer panels – one sharing how they monitor and maintain milk quality, and one on the economics, benefits and risks of using pasteurized milk for calves. A dairy trade show will accompany the conference.

The conference is geared to all dairy producers, large and small, who are interested in improving the health of their cows. For more information on the conference, please contact Clark County Extension dairy agent Matt Jorgensen at (715) 743-5121.