Wisconsin Dairy & Beef Well-Being Conference 2016

The annual Wisconsin Dairy & Beef Well-Being Conference will be hosted March 11, 2016 at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and Pioneer Farm.


Adult Track

9:00 am sp Registration (on campus)
9:30 am Keynote Address (on campus) Building Your Ag Story Through Social Media, Wanda Patsche, Minnesota Farm Living
10:20 am Break
10:30 am Building Demand That is Sustainable for Future Generations, John Freitag, WI Beef Council
11:20 am The Importance of Good Cow Handling Skills & Cow Comfort, Dr. Katy Proudfoot, The Ohio State University
12:10 pm Lunch
1:10 pm Livestock Stewardship: The Puzzle of the People, Heidi Carroll, South Dakota State University
1:50 pm Break
2:00 pm Afternoon Breakout Sessions
Breakout #1 (at Pioneer Farm) Getting Cattle to Work For You, Dr. Ron Gill, Texas A&M University
Breakout #2 (on campus) Pain Management in Youngstock, Dr. Sandy Stuttgen & Dr. Sarah Mills-Lloyd, UW-Extension
Breakout #3 (on campus) Design & Management of Humane Animal Handling Facilities, David Kammel, UW-Madison and UW‐Extension
Breakout #4 Using Ruminant Collars for Animal Well-Being, Philip Dieter, Select Sires
3:00 pm Adjourn

Youth Track

9:00 am Registration (on campus)
9:30 am Keynote Address (on campus)
10:20 am Youth head out to on-farm sessions
10:40 am Pain Management in Youngstock, Dr. Sandy Stuttgen & Dr. Sarah Mills-Lloyd, UW‐Extension
11:30 am Livestock Stewardship‐Making Ethical Decisions when Caring for Animals, Heidi Carroll, South Dakota State University
12:20 pm Lunch
1 pm Getting Cattle to Work for You, Dr. Ron Gill, Texas A&M University
2 pm Adjourn & head back to school

2016 Conference Sponsors

We thank these businesses and organizations for their support of this conference.






WI Beef Council





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Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin (PDPW)

Wisconsin Cattleman’s Association

We appreciate the support we have received from industry sponsors in the past.  If you are interested in sponsoring this conference in 2016, please contact either Jennifer Blazek, Dane County UW-Extension, at 608-224-3717,  jennifer.blazek@ces.uwex.edu or Lyssa Seefeldt, Marquette County UW-Extension, at 608-297-3141, lyssa.seefeldt@ces.uwex.edu.

Thank You to all of the Universities that are contributing to the conference:


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