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PDPW Presents Calf Care Connection Workshop

October 13, 2016
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Shelly Mayer
800-947-7379 or mail@pdpw.org
 
Full Media Package is available (i.e. speaker photo, flyer, press release, etc.)
 
PDPW Calf Care Connection, Next Week
 
DAIRY NEWS – The 2016 Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW) Calf Care Connection® is scheduled for next week and will offer unmatched hands-on training and dairy producer networking opportunities for the most seasoned calf raisers, managers and other key team members that work alongside young stock and newborn calves.
 
The one-day workshop will be held at three locations beginning with registration at 9:00 a.m., the meeting kicking off at 9:30 a.m., and concluding at 4 p.m.
 
The dates and locations include:
  • Tue., Oct. 18 – Fox Valley Technical College, Main Campus, Appleton, Wis.
  • Wed., Oct. 19 – Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall, Madison, Wis.
  • Thu., Oct. 20 – Three Bears Lodge, Warrens, Wis.
Industry experts Dr. Geof Smith, DVM, DACVIM from North Carolina State University, Dr. Vicky Lauer, DVM with the ANIMART Professional Services Veterinarian team and Dr. Brent Cousin, DVM, Veterinarian/Manager for Holsum Dairies LLC in Calumet County will lead the training and dissection and demonstration labs.    
 
Hands-on dissections and demonstrations are at the core of this unique calf training. Participants will rotate through three learning labs throughout the day. The first of these labs, presented by Dr. Cousin, will bring training with refractometers and offer insight into making critical calculations and the best utilization of whole milk balancers to support calf health and growth. Dr. Smith will highlight new developments in scour management and fluid treatment in the second lab to assist attendees in choosing the right oral electrolyte for their needs. The third lab, conducted by Dr. Lauer, will feature a first-hand look at the impact of diarrhea on calf intestines. Along with assessing common causes of scours, the lab will offer up tips and tricks for prevention and treatment.
 
A producer panel featuring three Wisconsin dairy farmers is another key highlight of this standout training. In this session, dairy farmers will candidly share their experiences, challenges and solutions with different housing management styles, feeding strategies and specific management philosophies. Facilities, nutrition and seasonal challenges are just a few topics of discussion during this one-of-a-kind producer interaction opportunity.
 
All in all, workshop participants will learn from the best experts in calf health, while sharing experiences that will equip attendees with new, practical calf raising techniques and knowledge to protect the foundation of their future. It is open to all and specifically designed for dairy owners, calf managers, nutritionists and veterinarians. Up to 6.9 CEU Credits are available to UW-School of Veterinary medicine (UW-SVM) and 5.0 CEU Credits are available to the American Registry of Professional Scientists (ARPAS) members.
 
Register today for Calf Care Connection by visiting www.pdpw.org or contacting PDPW at 1-800-947-7379.
 
Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin is a dairy-producer founded organization that provides educational programs and services to fellow dairy producers. PDPW’s mission is “to share ideas, solutions, resources, and experiences that help dairy producers succeed.”
 
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September 19, 2016

 
FIRST RELEASE
Contact: Shelly Mayer
800-947-7379 or mail@pdpw.org
 
Full Media Package is available (i.e. speaker photo, flyer, press release, etc.)
 
PDPW Presents Calf Care Connection Workshop
 
DAIRY NEWS – Healthy, thriving calves are the foundation for a strong dairy future. The Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW) understands their importance and will be offering three Calf Care Connection, repeating workshops on October 18, 19, 20.  The goal of this training is to educate and challenge the most seasoned dairy farmers, from calf care managers, calf feeders and on to other key team members that work alongside young stock and newborn calves.
 
The three one-day trainings will be held in three locations, beginning at 9:30 a.m. and concluding at 4 p.m. The dates and locations include:
  • Tuesday, October 18: Fox Valley Technical College, Main Campus (door 16), 1825 N. Bluemound Drive, Appleton, WI
  • Wednesday, October 19: Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison WI
  • Thursday, October 20: Three Bears Lodge (main entrance), 701 Yogi Circle, Warrens, WI
The training will be led by industry experts, Dr. Geof Smith, DVM, DACVIM, from North Carolina State University, Dr. Vicky Lauer, DVM with the ANIMART Professional Services Veterinarian team and Dr. Brent Cousin, DVM, Veterinarian/Manager for Holsum Dairies LLC in Calumet County.   
 
Along with leading discussions on delivering consistent nutrition and common calf hood diseases, these three expert trainers will bring hands-on lab training opportunities to attendees. This training event will also include a dairy producer panel featuring three dairy farmers sharing their stories and solutions with different housing types, feeding strategies and management philosophies. At the end of the day, all participants will come together for an expert question and answer session with the presenters. 
 
This workshop offers the opportunity to learn from the best, while sharing ideas and solutions that will equip attendees with new and practical calf-raising techniques to protect the foundation of their future. To learn more about the October PDPW Calf Care Connection, visit www.pdpw.org or contact PDPW at 1-800-947-7379.
 
Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin is a dairy-producer founded organization that provides educational programs and services to fellow dairy producers. PDPW’s mission is “to share ideas, solutions, resources, and experiences that help dairy producers succeed.”
 
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