Belted Galloway field day slated

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The Great Lakes Belted Galloway Association will holds its annual Field Day at Messmerizing Farms at E8516 Quarry Rd., Rock Springs, WI, on Saturday, June 25.

Check-in for the event is from 7:30-8:15 a.m. on Saturday followed by informational seminars and tours.

Belted Galloways are an heirloom breed of beef cattle. Messmer-Izing Farm is a 50-acre rotational grazing operation punctuated by whimsical gardens and nestled along the forests of the Baraboo Bluffs. The Messmers are the proud owner/operators of this registered Beltie operation where they raise both breeding stock and a limited supply of beef.

As hosts of this year's event, the Messmers have arranged for a day packed with demonstrations and informational speakers. Check-in will begin at 7:45a.m. with talks beginning at 8:30 a.m.. Talks and demonstrations will include a hoof demo by an internationally renowned expert Karl Burgi; veterinary insight on embryo transplants, vaccinating to optimize reproductive health; the importance of health paper and testing for disease.

There will also be a demo/cooking talk on shoulder cuts of meat with an emphasis on how to prepare/cook lean beef. The event will also feature a farm tour with talks on effectively using online services, soil building, grass growing, farm improvement funding, as well as open forum talks, an auction to benefit the Great Lakes Area 5 BYG Jrs., and more.

The annual business meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, June 26 at Ho-Chunk Casino.

Pre-registration is required a week in advance. Advance tickets sales for Saturday are $40 per person and includes lunch and dinner. A limited number of seating for walk-ins and meals is available at $50 per person.

To see an itinerary and list educational programs, activities, and to download a registration form go to and click on the 2016 Field Day Registration.