The UW-Extension will be hosting its fourth annual Wisconsin Dairy & Beef Animal Well-Being Conference on March 8. This conference will address the emerging issue of animal handling and well-being and will be at the Liberty Hall Banquet and Conference Center in Kimberly, Wis.
Early-bird registration is $40 before March 1. Continuing Education Credits are available for veterinarians who attend. This one day program will begin at 9 a.m. and will cover the following topics during the
? Why Animal Welfare and Why Now?
? Animal Welfare: Science and Legislation
? Making the Link Between Cull Cows and Carcass Quality
? Managing Down Cows
After lunch, choose two trainings to attend in the break-out sessions:
? Euthanasia Protocols
? Bovine Emergency Response Rescue Planning and Training
? Lameness Prevention: A Cattle Husbandry Undertaking
The purpose of this conference is to:
? Increase knowledge or understanding of improved dairy and beef cattle animal handling practices.
? Expand awareness and improve understanding about the science and politics of farm animal care here in the Upper Midwest, throughout the United States and around the world.
? Build new or existing partnerships between dairy and beef producers, veterinarians, related agencies and organizations to address the emerging agriculture policy issue of animal welfare in Wisconsin.
? Identify and connect key individuals interested in addressing future educational/policy efforts related to animal care or welfare.
Extension people work in partnership with people in county, state, federal, and tribal governments; community organizations; volunteers; business; and industry. With faculty in every county and on UW-campuses, Cooperative Extension gives Wisconsin citizens quick and convenient access to University research and knowledge.
For more information or to register for this program, contact: Greg Blonde, Waupaca County UW-Extension at 715- 258-6230; or firstname.lastname@example.org