Workshop to focus on raising quality dairy heifers

Wisconsin State Farmer
A meeting focusing on raising dairy heifer replacements is scheduled for March 9 in Eau Claire County.

ALTOONA - UW-Extension Dairy Team will be hosting a program geared toward dairy heifer replacement management on March 9.

Heifer growers, producers and industry professionals will learn more about the latest on heifer genomics, managing feed costs and the veterinary feed directive

Featured presenters include: Wayne Coblentz, Research Agronomist/Dairy Scientist, USDA-ARS, ¨Heifer Stocking Density and Performance”; Matt Akins, Dairy Replacement Specialist, UW-Extension, "Strategies to Control Dairy Heifer Costs”; Dörte Dörpher, Associate Professor, UW-School of Veterinary Medicine, "Prevention & Control of Digital Dermatitis in Dairy Cattle-Part 1 and Part 2”; Tina Kohlman, Dairy & Livestock Agent, UW-Extension Fond du Lac County, "To Beef or Not to Beef...That is the Question: A Look at Culling Heifers”; and Paul Fricke, Dairy Reproductive Specialist, UW-Extension, ¨Reproductive Management Strategies for Dairy Heifers.”

The annual “Raising Quality Dairy Heifers” Seminar will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the UW-Extension Eau Claire County office, 227 1st St. West, Altoona, WI. The registration fee is $35 per person and includes meals, breaks and materials for the meeting.

Farmers, grower, managers, employees, industry professionals and others interested in dairy replacement management are encouraged to attend.
Continuing education credits are available for veterinarians and industry professionals.

For additional information, questions, or to register email UW-Extension Eau Claire County Agriculture Educator Mark Hagedorn at or call 715-839-4712.