Cow College

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Date: 

January 13th, 2022

Time: 

12:30pm - 1:00pm

Contact: 

Sarah Grotjan

Email: 

Sarah.Grotjan@wisc.edu

Jan 6 & Jan 13 Online, Jan 20 Farm Tours In-person

View at home or at the FVTC Clintonville Regional Center

Registration Required

January 6, 2022 | Webinar – 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm with Q/A at 1 pm

Why all the fuss about pair housing of calves?

Dr. Jennifer Van Os, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in Animal Welfare, Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jennifer will cover the research benefits of pair/group housing, grouping strategies (e.g., all-in/all-out moves, age at grouping), and feeding strategies to reduce cross sucking. 

January 13, 2022 | Webinar – 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm with Q/A at 1 pm

Heifer Blueprint-Setting a foundation for calf success.

Tina Kohlman, Regional Dairy & Livestock Agent UW-Madison Extension Fond du Lac, Sheboygan, Ozaukee & Washington Counties

Tina will cover housing options, calf health benchmarks, and other pertinent management info (e.g., bedding).

January 20, 2022 | In-person Farm Tours – Group Housing of Calves – 10:00 am – noon

10:00 am  Greg Riesenberg Farm – N4344 Capital Dr., Shawano, WI 54166

11:00 am  Dave Viergurtz (Triple D Dairy) –  N12098 County Rd D, Clintonville, WI 54929

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Registrations must be received by 5 pm the night before the meeting.

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