2020 Wisconsin Dairy and Beef Well Being Conference

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February 21st - 22nd, 2020


8:00am - 9:00am


Sarah Grotjan





The Wisconsin Dairy and Beef Well-being Conference will be held February 21 in conjunction with the Wisconsin Cattleman’s Association Winter Conference at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells. It will feature industry-leading professionals addressing animal well-being topics of concern to Wisconsin’s dairy and beef industries. This conference promises to offer exciting opportunities for farmers, agriculture professionals, and farm workers.

The Dairy and Beef Well-Being Conference topics include: Updates on the National Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) and National Dairy FARM Programs, and discussions with Dr. Henry Zerby, Wendy’s Vice President of  Protein  Procurement and Innovation,  Dr. Beth Ventura, University of Minnesota Dept. of Animal Science, and Dr. Jesse Robbins, Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dairy Breakout Sessions Presenters and Topics

  • Charlotte Winder, University of Guelph, Canada: Taking the pain out of disbudding
  • Nigel Cook, UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine: Corkscrew claw syndrome – a new twist on an old hoof lesion

Beef Breakout Sessions Presenters and Topics

  • Courtney Daigle, Texas A&M University, Department of Animal Science: Exploring the behavior and management components of beef cattle welfare
  • BQA Discussion with Chase DeCoite, Director of BQA Programs for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA)

For online registration please visit the Wisconsin Cattlemen’s website: https://www.wisconsincattlemen.com/events/winter-conference/registration

To download a paper registration, please visithttps://www.wisconsincattlemen.com/Media/WICattlemen/Docs/registrationform_draft6_updated12-16-19.pdf

For more information on the conference, please contact Jackie McCarville, Co-Chair, 608-328-9440, jackie.mccarville@wisc.edu or Sandy Stuttgen, Co-Chair, 715-748-3327 ext. 1, sandra.stuttgen@wisc.edu.

Event Location

Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells

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