Arlington to host Dairy Day on Dec. 8

Dairy producers and service industry professionals are invited to learn how University research can help them to increase dairy herd profitability, health and productivity at the 14th Annual UW Arlington Dairy Day is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 8 at the Arlington Agricultural Research Station, N695 Hopkins Road, Arlington, Wisconsin.

Arlington Dairy Day is sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Extension Dairy Team and the UW-Madison Department of Dairy Science. The program showcases the latest dairy-related research findings from various departments of the UW-Madison College of Ag & Life Sciences.

Topics and presenters include:

— Dairy Situation and Outlook, Mark Stephenson, Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics
— Research Update on Grass Feeding Studies, Dave Combs, Department of Dairy Science
— Nutrient Management Plans / Working Lands Initiative / Snap Plus, Sue Porter, Wisconsin Department of Ag, Trade and Consumer Protection

Participants will also choose to participate in 4 of 6 breakout session presentations that include:

— What We Have Learned By Conducting “Feeder Schools,” Paul Dyk, Fond du Lac County UW-Extension
— Evaluating Endometrial Thickness in Relation to Fertility, Milo Wiltbank, Department of Dairy Science
— Manure Handling Practices to Limit Environmental Impacts, Rebecca Larson, Biological Systems Engineering
— Dietary Fatty Acids: The Good, The Bad and The Schizophrenic, Lou Armentano, Department of Dairy Science
— Repro Money: A Team-Based Program to Improve the Reproductive Performance of Your Herd, Connie Cordoba and Victor Cabrera, Department of Dairy Science
— Making Better Mastitis Treatment Decisions, Pamela Ruegg, Department of Dairy Science

Arlington Dairy Day brochures with registration form, map and program details are available from your county UW-Extension Office. An electronic version of the brochure may also be downloaded from the UW-Madison Dairy Science website.

The program registration fee is $30 per person if sent or paid via credit card (608-263-3308) by Nov. 26 and $40 per person if sent after that date or paid at the door. No payments by credit card will be accepted after Nov. 26. The fee includes refreshments, lunch and program proceedings. Checks should be made payable to UW-Madison and sent to:

Department of Dairy Science
UW-Arlington Dairy Day
1675 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706

For more information, please contact your county UW-Extension Office; Cathy Rook, Department of Dairy Science, 608-263-3308; or Bob Kaiser, Dodge County UW-Extension, 920-386-3790