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Grazing Specialty Topic - Economics of Grazing Heifers, Brown Co. UW Extension, Green Bay, Wi, 12/10/14

Course Description:

This advanced series of short, one-day sessions provide technical updates for both farmers considering grazing and agency staff assisting them. Each will focus on a single topic and include experienced farmers as presenters. These courses are a partnership between Glacierland RC&D and the Conservation Professional Training Program.

Advanced registration is $15 and can be done by registering at the link below, by emailing by emailing Laehn_jm@co.brown.wi.us to pre-register. At the door, registration will be $20.

Speakers at this 12/10/2014 session at Brown County UW Extension are Wayne Craig, who will discuss High Density Rotational Grazing with Dairy Heifers, and Rhonda Gildersleeve, who will talk about developing dairy heifers using pasture-based feeding strategies.

Craig will give a hands-on presentation of the many benefits to raising dairy heifers on grass from economics to animal health. He will lay out simple practical management tips that first-time graziers can use to be successful as much has changed since rotational grazing first came on the scene in the 90s. He will also discuss the latest tools and techniques. He and his wife, Kay, manage an 80 cow organic dairy near New Holstein in Calumet County. They have 300 acres in managed pasture and graze their cows, bred heifers and calves and have been grazing their livestock for over 21 years.

Gildersleeve will cover the relevant research on the benefits and economics of incorporating well-managed pastures in dairy heifer development systems. A UW Extension Grazing Specialist, Gildersleeve has worked with agricultural producers in California and Wisconsin on profitable and environmentally sound grazing-based production systems for beef, sheep, and dairy cattle. A native of Grant County, Wisconsin, Rhonda received a B.S. from UW-River Falls, and also holds M.S. (University of Florida) and Ph.D. (Texas A&M University) degrees with emphasis on pasture and rangeland management. In her spare time, Rhonda manages her own pasture-based dairy farm near Boscobel, WI.

Date: Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Time: 1:00PM
End Date: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 3:30PM
Format: In-person
Instructor: cptp
Location: 1150 Bellevue Street
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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Cost: 15.00
Partners: Glacierland Resource Conervation and Development Inc UW Extension CPTP
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, December 10, 2014
CEUs Available: none
For: farmers considering grazing and agency staff assisting them
Contact: kevin.erb@ces.uwex.edu
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