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Calf workshop set for February 18

A portion of this workshop will be held on-farm, so participants are asked to bring footwear that can be sanitized, as well as warm and clean clothing. Plastic boots will be provided.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State’s Extension Dairy Team and Extension Veterinary Team will provide two hands-on training opportunities combining scientific knowledge with practical management techniques that will result in more effective calf management on farms.

On February 18, a program on dairy obstetrics will be offered from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Mifflintown. This is an on-farm program and location will be provided at registration. Register now by calling toll free 888-373-7232 or online at http://extension.psu.edu/animals/dairy/courses or by downloading a registration form and mailing to Penn State Extension Dairy Team, 324 Henning Bldg., University Park, PA 16802. Registration fee is $50 per person. Registration deadline is February 10.

The second person from the same farm may attend this workshop for a 50% discounted fee of $25.

The morning session will include information on newborn calf health, colostrum management, developing protocols for consistent calf care, and will focus on the calving process and the time immediately following calving. The afternoon session features hands-on activities for delivering healthy calves in various presentations, completing a newborn calf health exam, and testing colostrum.

A portion of this workshop will be held on-farm, so participants are asked to bring footwear that can be sanitized, as well as warm and clean clothing. Plastic boots will be provided.

Registration can be done by calling toll free 888-373-7232.

This program is eligible for two SmartStart credits from AgChoice Farm Credit. Thank you to Genex Cooperative, Inc. for sponsoring this program and partnering with the Penn State Extension Dairy Team on this program.