Starting in January 2022 through March 2020, join University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension’s Dairy Program bi-weekly on Tuesdays from 1 to 2:30 pm CST for the Badger Dairy Insight webinar series. Take the opportunity to learn from and discuss with local Extension Dairy Program Educators and UW Specialists current dairy topics.
There is no charge to participate in the sessions, but pre-registration is required to allow access to the session. Register online at http://go.wisc.edu/FarmReadyResearch.
Jan. 11, 2022: Animal Care Starts with the Calf. Pair or group housing of calves is growing in popularity due to research showing benefits for calf growth, development, and welfare. Jennifer Van Os, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist will review best practices to promote good health and welfare in calves raised in pairs or small groups. Sylvia Kehoe, Professor UW-River Falls, will discuss how there are multiple ways to disbud a calf however they all share important characteristics. This presentation will review the advantages and disadvantages of different disbudding methods and the ways to make this an easy, safe, and effective process for both calves and employees.
Jan. 25, 2022: Diving Into Dairy Data Projects. Victor Cabrera, Professor and Extension Specialist, will discuss the Dairy Brain project – software being developed to provide status of their operation and herd health; Dairy Farm Date Ecosystems-a description of the value of data on farms and the Data Money Extension project past experiences. Some examples of applications and demonstrations will be included.
Badger Dairy Insight webinars are a part of UW-Madison Extension’s Farm Ready Research winter programming for farmers and ag professionals to improve business profitability and lifestyles through informed decision-making.
Learn the most up-to-date information on topics from dairy and livestock production to forage and farm management. Farm Ready Research webinars begin in December 2021 and continue until May 2022. For more information on Badger Dairy Insight, or additional webinars through Extension’s Farm Ready Research program, please visit http://go.wisc.edu/FarmReadyResearch.