UW-Extension workshop to focus on dairy reproductive efficiency
Dairy producers, veterinarians, or consultants in Vernon and Crawford counties interested in learning about the latest innovations in dairy reproductive programs to improve reproductive efficiency and profitability are invited to attend a day long workshop on Thursday, March 14, according to Tim Rehbein, Vernon County ag agent.
This solution-oriented workshop will provide practical ideas that can be applied immediately on a farm. UW-Extension/Madison experts will share proven methods and decision-making tools to help producers manage reproductive programs and make the right decisions.
Speakers and topics are as follows:
• Paul Fricke will provide an update on Reproductive Research at UW-Madison.
• Pamela Ruegg will discuss how subclinical mastitis is a silent disease that can reduce reproductive performance.
• Amy Stanton will address eliminating road blocks to getting the dairy heifers pregnant and the impact of early calf health and rearing on fertility and time to first calving.
• Randy Shaver will cover what is new with nutrition and reproduction.
• Connie Cordoba will introduce the Repro-Money Program and How It Can Help the dairy producer increase net income. Dr. Cordoba will talk about this free program offered to all Wisconsin dairy farmers. She will explain how the program can increase net income by enhancing a herd's reproductive efficiency.
The workshop will be held at the Kickapoo Inn in Readstown from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Registration is required for this workshop. For registration material, contact either the Vernon County or Crawford County UW-Extension offices prior to the registration deadline of Monday, March 11.