January 6th, 2022
12:30pm - 1:00pm
Jan 6 & Jan 13 Online, Jan 20 Farm Tours In-person
View at home or at the FVTC Clintonville Regional Center
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
Registrations must be received by 5 pm the night before the meeting.