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Beef producer meetings offered for producers of all sizes

Sarah Mills-Lloyd
UW-Extension Oconto County Ag Agent
A University of Wisconsin (UW)-Extension Fall Beef producer meeting is being offered to producers of all sizes and the agriculture professionals who service their operations.

While Wisconsin is known as “America’s Dairyland”, interest in raising beef cattle is on the rise. A recent United States Department of Agriculture census showed that a majority of cow/calf operations have less than 50 head of cattle, but raise nearly one third of the United States calf crop annually.

With a plentiful supply out-of-use dairy farm operations and pasture land available, many who work off the farm or have retired from dairying find raising beef cattle a natural fit for their available facilities.  

A University of Wisconsin (UW)-Extension Fall Beef producer meeting is being offered to producers of all sizes and the agriculture professionals who service their operations. The agenda will include a farm tour and speakers. The meeting will be held from 3:30 -6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17 at Lowland Farms, located at W1123 Nichols Drive, Krakow.  

Speaker topics will include “The Scoop on Minerals—Balancing Forages, Soil Fertility, and Supplements” presented by Dr. Jamie Patton, Outreach Specialist, UW-Madison Nutrient Pest Management, and “Considerations for Renovating Dairy Barns for Your Beef Herd” by Sarah Mills-Lloyd, DVM, UW-Extension Oconto County Agriculture Agent.

Registration is $10/person and includes speakers, a light meal, and workshop materials.

To register, contact the Oconto County UW-Extension office by Oct. 10 at 920-834-6845 (https://oconto.uwex.edu/).