Nebraska Dairy Extension is hosting a Calf Rearing Workshop for Dairy and Beef Production in November – one workshop, two locations. The cost is only $30/person. This one day workshop will be held in two locations so you can attend the location that best fits your needs. Materials, lunch and refreshments will be provided. Below you will find the location information for each day and the agenda. The brochure with registration information can be accessed at http://dairy.unl.edu/rearing-young-stock-dairy-and-beef-production.
You can email firstname.lastname@example.org your registration or mail in the registration form along with your payment. Also, on the registration form, please indicate which location you will be attending.
The deadline to register is November 4.
November 9: Gage County Extension Office, Beatrice, NE
November 10: Lifelong Learning Center at Northeast Community College in Norfolk, NE
9:00 am Registration
10:00 am Welcome
10:15 am – 11:00 am Feeding the pre-weaned calf; Dr. Pete Erickson, State Dairy Specialist, University of New Hampshire
11:00 am – 11:30 am Reducing Cold Stress; Kim Clark & Paul Kononoff, Dairy Extension Educators, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
11:30 am - 12:15 pm Calf Nutrition: Post-weaning and starter feeding; Dr. Pete Erickson, State Dairy Specialist, University of New Hampshire
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm Lunch
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm Development, growth rate targets, and feeding strategies for growing heifers; Dr. Jill Anderson, Assistant Professor, South Dakota State University
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Dairy Beef: Performance and Carcass Characteristics; Dr. Andrea Watson, Research Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Break
2:30 pm – 3:15 pm Utilizing distillers grains and other alternative protein sources in growing heifer rations; Dr. Jill Anderson, Assistant Professor, South Dakota State University
3:15 pm Conclusion and evaluation