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Prosperity of Dairy Calves and Heifers: Its’ Relevance to the Animal, the Producer and the Consumer & Midwest Dairy Checkoff Updates

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Thank you to our 2019-2020 sponsors

There is no fee to attend; registration is requested to plan for materials and meals.

Agenda

Agenda will be repeated at each location

9:30 a.m. – Registration & Refreshments | Visit Sponsors

10:00 a.m. - "Why Animal Welfare is Essential for the Animal, the Producer, and the Consumer" - Dr. Jennifer Van Os – Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist – Animal Welfare, University of Wisconsin-Madison

10:30 a.m. – Roundtable Discussions on topic above

11:00 a.m. - “Incorporation of Pain Mitigation Protocols as part of your Best Management Practices as you Disbud Calves” - Pat Gorden, DVM, PhD, ISU Associate Professor, Vet Diagnostic & Production Animal Medicine

11:30 p.m. - Roundtable Discussion on topic above

12:00 p.m. – Lunch | Midwest Dairy Checkoff Updates | Sponsor Updates

1:15 p.m. – "Two Heads are Better than One: Benefits of Pair or Group Rearing of Calves" -Dr. Jennifer Van Os – Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist – Animal Welfare, University of Wisconsin-Madison

1:45 p.m. –Roundtable Discussion on topic above

2:15 p.m. – “Resource Update of Incorporation of Calf Care & Handling SOP’s” - Jennifer Bentley, ISU Extension and Outreach Dairy Field Specialist

2:30 p.m. – Hot Wash & Wrap-up

2:45 p.m. – Adjourn

Locations

January 6th – Perham, MN – The Cactus – 43521 Fort Thunder Road; In Partnership with Minnesota Milk’s Dairy Management : Workshops and Midwest Dairy’s District 3 & 4 meetings

January 7th – Brookings, SD - Swiftel Center – 824, 32nd Ave; In Partnership with South Dakota’s Midwest Dairy - Checkoff Update Meetings

January 8th – Pipestone, MN, Pipestone Systems – 1801 Forman Drive; In Partnership with Minnesota Milk’s Dairy Management Workshops and Midwest Dairy’s District 18 meeting

January 9th – Orange City, IA – Sioux County Extension Office – 400 Central Ave NW; In Partnership with Iowa’s Midwest Dairy Checkoff Update Meetings

January 10th – Wayne, NE, Wayne State College, Student Center, Niobrara Room – E, 14th Street; In Partnership with Nebraska’s Midwest Dairy Checkoff Update Meetings

About the speakers

Dr. Jennifer Van Os, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist – Animal Welfare, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Van Os’ research focuses on understanding, evaluating, and improving the welfare of dairy animals from a biological perspective. The goal of her extension program will be to promote best practices in management and housing to help the dairy industry adapt as our scientific knowledge about animal welfare continues to grow. For more information, visit the Dairy Animal Welfare site at https://dairyanimalfare.org/

Dr. Pat Gorden DVM, PhD, ISU Associate Professor, Vet Diagnostic & Production Animal Medicine. Dr. Gorden practiced in a mixed animal practice in Platteville, Wisconsin, primarily doing dairy work. While in Wisconsin he also had a 1/4 time appointment with the Agriculture Department at the University of Wisconsin – Platteville teaching courses in Animal Science. Starting in 2000, he spent 7 years in a 100% dairy practice in Chandler, Arizona. While in Arizona, he received board certification from the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, certified in Dairy Practice. In 2007, he joined ISU’s, College of Veterinary Medicine Food Supply Veterinary Services faculty as a senior clinician in dairy practice, working with Iowa dairy farmers and their veterinarians on issues related to dairy herd health and milk quality. In 2010, he was appointed director of Food Supply Veterinary Medicine for VDPAM. He currently serves on the admissions Committee and the Infectious Disease Committee at the CVM and the Board of Directors of the National Mastitis Council as Chair of the Machine Milking Committee.

Jennifer Bentley is a Dairy Field Specialist for ISU Extension and Outreach in northeast Iowa. Jennifer grew up on a dairy farm in North Central Iowa, where her family is still operating the dairy farm today. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Dairy Science and Master of Agriculture Degree both from Iowa State University. Before her Extension position, Jennifer worked for the ISU Research and Demonstration Farms with Iowa State University at the Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation Facility in Calmar, Iowa. She is committed to providing research-based, hands-on dairy education as she works closely with dairy producers, providing them with information regarding facility design, calf management, and overall dairy herd management to advance the industry in Iowa. She enjoys educating the public about modern dairy practices and plays an integral role in telling the Iowa Dairy Story, a program to educate consumers about the importance of the dairy industry in Iowa.

Questions? Contact:

Tracey Erickson, SDSU Extension Dairy Field Specialist; 605.882.5140 | Tracey.Erickson@sdstate.edu

Jennifer Bentley, ISU Extension and Outreach Dairy Field Specialist; 563.382.2949 | jbentley@iastate.edu

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