Preconferences

Preconference Session—Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Advances in Dairy Calf Management—Birth to Weaning

Location: Continuing Education Conference Center, Saint Paul, MN
Time: 8:15 a.m.−5:30 p.m.
Cost: Regular registration $190; late registration $220 (begins March 26)
CE Credits: 8.4
Chair: Dr. Sandra Godden, University of Minnesota

Participants will leave this session with ready-to-apply information and strategies designed to improve the health, performance, and well-being of neonatal calves on their client dairies. Topics to be discussed will include advances or updates on calving management, newborn care, colostrum management, investigation of abomasal bloat and other emerging problems, vaccination of neonatal calves, milk feeding strategies for newborns, management of group housed preweaned calves, environmental management of calf barns, and sanitation audits of the calf environment and computer feeders.

7:30 a.m. − Registration
8:15 − Welcome
8:30
Calving Management & Immediate Care of the Newborn
Sheila McGuirk, University of Wisconsin 
9:30 
Colostrum Management Update
Sandra Godden, University of Minnesota
10:00 − Refreshment Break 
10:30
Investigating Abomasal Bloat and other Emerging Problems
Sheila McGuirk, University of Wisconsin
11:15 
Vaccinating Neonatal Calves
Amelia Woolums, University of Mississippi
Noon − Lunch (included)
1:00 p.m.
Vaccinating Neonatal Calves-Case Studies
Amelia Woolums, University of Mississippi
1:30 
Milk Feeding Strategies for Newborn Calves
Whitney Knauer, University of Minnesota
2:00 
Management of Group-Housed Calves
Sandra Godden, University of Minnesota
2:30 − Refreshment Break
3:00 
Environmental Management of Calf Barns
Jeremy Schefers, University of Minnesota
3:45 
Sanitation Audits - Evaluating the Calf's Environment
Sheila McGuirk, University of Wisconsin
4:15
Sanitation Audits - Computer Feeders/Feeding Equipment
Tom Earleywine/Melissa Holtz, Land O’Lakes
4:45 − Speaker panel
5:15 − Closing Remarks

Dairy Goat and Sheep  Management

Location: Continuing Education Conference Center, Saint Paul, MN
Time: 8:15 a.m.−5:30 p.m.
Cost: Regular registration $190; late registration $220 (begins March 26)
CE Credits: 8.4
Chair: Dr. Cindy Wolf, University of Minnesota

This workshop provides key topics to assist clients engaged in dairy goat production with a few disease conditions of interest for commericail or purebred sheep clients.

7:30 a.m. Registration
8:15 − Welcome
8:25 
Dairy Goat Management-Best Management Practices
Chris Duemler, Brodhead Veterinary Medical Center
9:30
Biosecurity Approaches for Sheep and Goat Farms
Holly Neaton, Neaton Animal Sourcing, LLC
10:00 − Break
10:30 
How to Operate a Financially Solvent Dairy Goat Operation
Sherry Panuska, Sherry’s Saanens, LaManchas and Sables
11:15 
Key Details: Use of Records in Production, Animal Selection and Disease Control
Sherry Panuska, Sherry’s Saanens, LaManchas and Sables
Noon − Lunch (included)
1:00 
The Why and How behind Fecal Egg Counts (FEC Demonstration)
Cindy Wolf, University of Minnesota
1:45 
Feeding Dairy Goats for Maximum Production
Chris Duemler, Brodhead Veterinary Medical Center
2:30 − Refreshment Break
3:00
Out of Season Breeding Programs
Chris Duemler, Brodhead Veterinary Medical Center
3:45
New Strategies for OPPv Control/Eradication
Holly Neaton, Neaton Animal Sourcing, LLC
4:00
Control of CAEv and Caseous Lymphadenitis and Abortion Diseases
Cindy Wolf, University of Minnesota 
5:15 Closing Remarks