The Dairy Cattle Welfare Symposium will bring together industry leaders to discuss best recommended practices of dairy cattle welfare and their implementation with focus on public relations, community outreach, and interaction with animal rights advocacy groups. The roster of speakers includes several dairymen and dairy managers that will discuss routine welfare challenges observed in dairy operations. The symposium is targeted towards dairy producers, consultants, dairy industry reps, academia/Extension, and veterinarians.
Two top producers will share their cattle handling strategies in their systems during the 2018 Summer I-29 Moo University Dairy Tour on August 3. Topics will include euthanasia, low-stress handling, non-ambulatory animal handling, biosecurity planning and newborn calf care.
9:30/9:45 - Registration & load bus at Friendly's Fuel Stop, 47159 Co. Hwy 114, Baltic, SD, Exit 94
10:00 - Arrive at Boadwine Dairy, Baltic, SD
12:15 - Lunch and then leave Boadwine Dairy
1:30 - Arrive at Crosswinds Jersey's, Elkton, SD
3:30 - Leave Crosswind Jersey's
4:15 - Return to Friendly's Fuel Stop
Registration is $25. Groups of three or more from the same operation receive 30% discount. Deadline is Friday, July 27. More info, in Iowa call 712.737.4230