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Altoona — More and more farms are investing in newer facilities and technologies to raise pre-weaned calves. With new technologies come new management practices.

The UW-Extension Dairy Team will be hosting a “Raising Quality Dairy Calves” Calf Management meeting on Monday, Dec. 5, at the UW-Extension Eau Claire County, 227 1st West, Altoona, WI. The event will help producers enhance their calf management program.

Featured presenters include University of Minnesota Extension Specialist Marcia Endres on “Key Factors Associated with Successful Use of Automated Calf Feeders”; UW-Extension Dairy Facilities Specialist David Kammel on “Designing or Remodeling Group Feeding Barns for Excellent Calf Health”; UW-Extension Oconto County Agriculture Agent Sarah Mills-Lloyd, DVM, on “The Alphabet Soup of the Veterinary Feed Directive”; and Land O’ Lakes Nutritional Services Director for Milk Products Tom Earleywine on “Nutritional Impacts of Calf Health: Myths & Truths”.

The program is open to any individuals with interest regarding calf management. The fee for the program is $35 per person which includes materials and lunch. An additional $10 late fee/Walk-in fee will be added to the registration fee after November 23rd. Detailed agenda and registration information can be found on the UW-Extension Dairy Team Calendar at fyi.uwex.edu/dairy/events/raising-quality-dairy-calves-seminar/.

The mission of UW-Extension is to teach, learn and serve, connecting people with the University of Wisconsin, and engaging with them in transforming lives and communities in the areas of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 4H and Youth Development, Family Living and Community, Natural Resource and Economic Development.

For more information regarding the program and/or to register please contact UW-Extension Eau Claire County at 715-839-4712.

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