The 11th Annual University of Wisconsin Arlington Dairy Day will be held at the Arlington Agricultural Research Station, on Wednesday, Dec. 12. This event is an opportunity for dairy producers and service industry professionals to learn how UW research can help them increase dairy herd profitability, health and productivity. The event is sponsored by the UW-Extension Dairy Team and the UW-Madison Department of Dairy Science. The program showcases the latest dairy-related research findings from various departments in CALS.Topics and speakers include:
— “Molds and Mycotoxins” — Mark Cook, Ph.D., UW-Madison Department of Animal Science
— “What can I afford to pay for land?” — Bruce Jones, Ph.D., UW-Madison Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics
Participants can also choose to participate in four of six breakout session presentations. These session topics are:
— “Intramammary Infection Across the Dry Period” — Pamela Ruegg, DVM, MPVM, UW-Madison Department of Dairy Science
— “Biology and Effects of Spontaneous Heating in Hay” — Wayne Coblentz, Ph.D., UW-Madison Department of Dairy Science and USDA Dairy Forage Research Center
— “Putting the Least in Least Cost Rations” — Lou Armentano, Ph.D., UW-Madison Department of Dairy Science
— “Raw Milk Influences Finished Product Quality” — Scott Rankin, Ph.D., UW-Madison Department of Food Science
— “Optimizing Reproductive Efficiency Using New Management Programs” — Milo Wiltbank, Ph. D., UW-Madison Department of Dairy Science
— “Handling Sand Laden Manure” — Brian Holmes, Ph.D, UW-Madison Department of Biological Systems Engineering
An electronic copy of the Arlington Dairy Day brochure can be downloaded from the UW-Madison Dairy Science website: http://www.wisc.edu/dysci
A registration fee of $25 per person if sent by Nov. 30 and $35 if sent after that date or at the door. The fee includes refreshments, lunch and proceedings.
For more information, contact Cathy Rook, Department of Dairy Science, 608-263-3308.