Cattle handling facilities and herd health topics will be the focus of upcoming regional UW-Madison Division of Extension On-Farm Cow-Calf Workshops. The on-farm workshops will include a tour and discussion of the host farm’s cattle handling/ working facilities, discussions and presentations about herd health and preconditioning, and upcoming changes to purchasing antibiotics. The workshops should last approximately 2.5 hours, with registration beginning at 5:30 pm, and a tour, discussions, and presentations from 5:30 – 8 pm.
Mark Yager and Megan Yager of Yager Family Farms will host the Wednesday, November 16 event at 1592 County Rd W, Mineral Point, WI. There will be a $10/person registration fee collected at the door, with a meal provided by the Iowa County Farm Bureau. Contact the Grant County Extension Office at 608-723-2125 by November 10 to pre-register. When pre-registering for the On-Farm Cow-Calf Workshops, please leave your name, phone number, and the number of people attending. Extension reserves the right to cancel any workshop due to low pre-registration or other reasons and will contact those that have pre-registered in the event of cancellation.
Workshop presenters include UW Extension Agriculture Educators Sandy Stuttgen DVM, Carolyn Ihde, Amanda Cauffman, and Bill Halfman, UW Extension Beef Outreach Specialist, with host farms sharing their experiences with their facilities, including what they would like to change. For more information about these or future workshops, contact Amanda Cauffman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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