Arlington Dairy Day scheduled for Dec. 10

The 12th Annual Arlington Dairy Day will showcase the latest dairy research findings and program participants can tour the new dairy research facilities at the Arlington Agricultural Research Station. This event is an opportunity for dairy producers and service industry professionals to learn how University research can help them to increase dairy herd profitability, health and productivity. Arlington Dairy Day is sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Extension Dairy Team and the UW-Madison Department of Dairy Science.

Topics and speakers for the program include:

  • Managing in Response to Changing Prices and Costs, Bruce Jones, Ph.D., UW-Madison Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics
  • Improving Dairy Farm Sustainability through Strategic Alternatives to Corn Grain Feeding, Victor Cabrera, Ph.D., UW-Madison Department of Dairy Science
  • Tuberculosis…What could it mean for Wisconsin? Robert G. Ehlenfeldt, DVM, State Veterinarian, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

Participants can also choose to participate in four of six breakout
session presentations. These session topics are:

  • Evaluating clinical mastitis outcome – factors that influence treatment response, Pamela Ruegg, DVM, MPVM, UW-Madison Department of Dairy Science
  • Assessment of the newly created Livestock Gross Margin (LGM) for dairy insurance, Victor Cabrera, Ph.D., UW-Madison Department of Dairy Science
  • Make your own fertilizer dollar grow, Matt Hanson, MS, Dodge County UW-Extension
  • What’s new in machinery for hay and haylage making, Dan Undersander, Ph.D., UW-Madison Department of Dairy Science
  • Genomics has arrived…How it will change the genetic evaluations of dairy bulls and cows, Kent Weigel, Ph.D., UW-Madison Department of Dairy Science
  • Effect of feeding rolled flax seed on milk composition and reproductive performance of lactating dairy cows, Paul Fricke, Ph.D., UW-Madison Department of Dairy Science

The program will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.
at the Arlington Agricultural Research Station Public Events Center,
N695 Hopkins Road, Arlington. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.

Arlington Dairy Day brochures with registration form, map and program
details are available from your county UW-Extension Office. The program
registration fee is $25 per person if sent by Nov. 26 and $35 per person
if sent after that date or at the door. The fee includes registration,
lunch and program proceedings. Checks should be made payable to
UW-Madison and sent to: Department of Dairy Science, UW Arlington Dairy
Day, Animal Sciences-Room 266, 1675 Observatory Dr., Madison, WI 53706-1284.

For registration information, please contact Cathy Rook at the
Department of Dairy Science 608-263-3308. For more information about UW
Arlington Dairy Day, please contact Bob Kaiser at 920-386-3790 (MWF) or
608-263-9411(Tues & Thurs.)