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'Cow College' to be Held in Clintonville
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 12/20/2016

Those directly involved in Wisconsin's dairy industry are being invited to a three-part program next month at the Fox Valley Technical College in Clintonville to learn more about increasing profits on the farm. The 55th annual UW-Extension Cow College will be held January 10, 17 and 24.

The first session will feature Dr. Pam Ruegg and Dr. Paul Fricke from the Dairy Science Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. They will discuss new research on the economics of dry cow therapy and ways to achieve better pregnancy rates in high producing cows. Fine tuning mastitis control and reproductive management strategies are important tools especially when milk prices are low and dairy farm profitability is limited.

On January 17, Dr. Dorte Dopfer, a well known veterinary instructor and research scientist at the UW-School of Veterinary Medicine, will share the latest recommendations on improving hoof health, with a special focus on identifying and managing digital dermatitis. Recent on-farm survey results will also be shared, as well as new UW Extension fact sheets on footbath management and housing design recommendations to improve hoof health in your herd.

The third and final session will be held with a tour of three dairy farms in Outagamie County using robotic milking systems.

For more information or to sign-up, call the Waupaca County UW-Extension office at 715-258-6230 or 920-832-5119.

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