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 Youth Track
9:00 am sp Registration (on campus) 9:00 am Registration (on campus)
9:30 am Keynote Address (on campus) Building Your Ag Story Through Social Media, Wanda Patsche, Minnesota Farm Living space 9:30 am Keynote Address (on campus)
10:20 am Break 10:20 am Youth head out to on-farm sessions
10:30 am Beef Industry Audits, John Freitag, WI Beef Council 10:40 am  Pain Management in Youngstock
Dr. Sandy Stuttgen & Dr. Sarah Mills-Lloyd, UW‐Extension
11:20 am Cow Comfort & Transition, Dr. Katy Proudfoot, The Ohio State University 11:30 am  Livestock Stewardship‐Making Ethical Decisions
when Caring for Animals, Heidi Carroll, South Dakota State University
12:10 pm Lunch 12:20 pm Lunch
1:10 pm Livestock Stewardship: The Puzzle of the People, Heidi Carroll, South Dakota State University 1:00 pm Getting Cattle to Work for You, Ron Gill
1:50 pm Break
2:00 pm Afternoon Breakout Sessions 2:00 pm Adjourn & head back to school
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
3:00 pm Adjourn


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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