Agenda

Wisconsin Dairy & Beef Well-Being Conference 2018
Tundra Lodge, Green Bay, WI

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Pre-Conference:  Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Conference:  Wednesday, March 21, 2018


Pre-Conference Tuesday, March 20, 2018:

New this year is a pre-conference is geared specifically toward dairy workers.  Provided in both English and Spanish, attendees will learn how everyday tasks can influence animal well-being.

National Dairy FARM program logo

Endorsed by the National Dairy FARM Program, the Wisconsin Dairy & Beef Well-being Dairy Workers’ Pre-Conference will provide certificate of completion to those individuals as proof of attendance.

This training program helps farms to meet the training requirements of the National Dairy FARM Program. Farm owners, managers, and employees must document their attendance of trainings and keep records of them for when the farm is evaluated for the FARM Program. Annual training of employees is a minimum participation requirement of FARM.

9:00 am Registration (light refreshments provided)
9:45 am Opening Remarks
Sarah Mills-Lloyd, UW-Extension Oconto County Agriculture Agent
10:00 am Residue Prevention, Part 1
Robert Hagevoort, PhD, New Mexico State Extension Dairy Specialist
10:45 am Pain Management of Dehorning
Sarah Mills-Lloyd, DVM, UW-Extension Oconto County Agriculture Agent
11:15 am Minimize the Risk of Lameness to Improve Animal Well-Being
Aaron LaVoy, Midwestern Hoof Care, LLC
12:00 noon Lunch
1:00 pm Animal Handling and Carcass Quality
Casey Davis, JBS Cattle Procurement Manager & Chris Jacobs, Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association-Bonduel Manager
1:45 pm Break
2:00 pm Residue Prevention, Part 2
Robert Hagevoort, PhD, New Mexico State Extension Dairy Specialist
2:45 pm Questions & Answer
Certificate Handout 
3:00 pm Adjourn

Conference: Wednesday, March 21, 2018

9:00 am Registration (light refreshments provided)
9:45 am Opening Remarks
Sarah Mills-Lloyd, UW-Extension Oconto County Agriculture Agent
10:00 am Protecting Against Activists Threats
Kay Johnson-Smith, Animal Agriculture Alliance President & CEO
10:45 am Digital Dermatitis from an Animal Welfare Perspective
Aerica Bjustrom, UW-Extension Kewaunee County Agriculture Agent
11:15 am Employee Training and the Impact on Animal Well-Being
Robert Hagevoort, PhD, New Mexico State Extension Dairy Specialist
12:00 noon Lunch
1:00 pm Animal Handling and Carcass Quality
Casey Davis, JBS Cattle Procurement Manager &
Chris Jacobs, Equity
Cooperative Livestock Sales Association-Bonduel Manager
1:45 pm Break
2:00 pm The State of Our State on Animal Welfare and Trade Implications
Shelia Harsdorf, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer
Protection Secretary
2:45 pm Questions & Answer 
3:00 pm Adjourn
2018 Dairy & Beef Well Being Conference Program Agenda & Registration Form

2018 Conference Sponsors

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

Gold Sponsors


Gold

Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board Logo

 

Dairy Business Association Logo

Equity Livestock Logo


Silver Sponsors


 Silver

Wisconsin Beef Council logo

JBS logo


Bronze Sponsors

 Bronze

Wisconsin Farmers Union Logo

Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin logo

National Dairy Farm Program logo

Organic Valley LogoGreenstone Farm Credit Services logo


 

 

 

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