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Dec. 12 Arlington Dairy Day Highlights Research And Technology

Madison, Wis. – The 11th Annual University of Wisconsin-Madison Arlington Dairy Day will be held at the Arlington Agricultural Research Station, N695 Hopkins Road, Arlington, on Wednesday, Dec. 12.

The event is held each year to inform dairy producers and service industry professionals about university research that can help increase dairy herd profitability, health and productivity. The program showcases the latest dairy-related research findings from various departments of the UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

Topics for the general session include:

— “Molds and Mycotoxins” — Mark Cook, Ph.D., UW-Madison Department of Animal Science

— “What can I afford to pay for land?” — Bruce Jones, Ph.D., UW-Madison Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics

Participants can also participate in four of the following six breakout sessions. These session topics are:

— “Intramammary Infection Across the Dry Period” — Pamela Ruegg, DVM, MPVM, UW-Madison Department of Dairy Science

— “Biology and Effects of Spontaneous Heating in Hay” — Wayne Coblentz, Ph.D., UW-Madison Department of Dairy Science and USDA Dairy Forage Research Center

— “Putting the Least in Least Cost Rations” — Lou Armentano, Ph.D., UW-Madison Department of Dairy Science

— “Raw Milk Influences Finished Product Quality” — Scott Rankin, Ph.D., UW-Madison Department of Food Science

— “Optimizing Reproductive Efficiency Using New Management Programs” — Milo Wiltbank, Ph. D., UW-Madison Department of Dairy Science — “Handling Sand Laden Manure” — Brian Holmes, Ph.D., UW-Madison Department of Biological Systems Engineering

Arlington Dairy Day brochures with registration form, map and program details are available from your county UW-Extension Office or can be downloaded at

The registration fee is $25 per person if sent by Nov. 30 and $35 per person if sent after that date or paid at the door. The fee covers the cost of refreshments, lunch and program proceedings. Checks should be made payable to UW-Madison and sent to: Department of Dairy Science, UW-Arlington Dairy Day, 1675 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706

For more information, please contact your county UW-Extension Office; Cathy Rook, Department of Dairy Science, 608-263-3308; or Bob Kaiser, UW-Extension, 920-386-3790 (MWF) or 608-263-9411 (TTh).
Arlington Dairy Day is sponsored by the UW-Extension Dairy Team and the UW-Madison Department of Dairy Science.