Free educational program features experts from across the region speaking on current issues facing the dairy industry. Registration required by Feb. 6.
The University of Delaware Cooperative Extension is organizing Delmarva Dairy Day Thursday, Feb. 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:10 p.m., at the Hartly Fire Hall, 2898 Arthursville Road, Hartly.
This free educational program features experts from across the region speaking on current issues facing the dairy industry.
In the morning session, Dr. Billy Smith from Penn Vet New Bolton Center will cover Dairy Hoof Health Care and Management. This unique learning opportunity will also include cadaver hooves from previously lactating cows.
Dr. Robert James, Professor Emeritus from Virginia Tech, will discuss Goals for Calf Management: Develop the Calf or Develop the Rumen? What is the Priority?
A hot lunch will be served by the Hartly Ladies Auxiliary along with UD Creamery ice cream.
The afternoon will begin with Dr. Robert James talking about Group Housing Management Systems for Preweaned Calves. What Have we Learned? Rounding out the program will be Dr. Limin Kung from the University of Delaware speaking on Corn Silage Updates.
Participants will have the opportunity to visit with dairy industry vendors throughout the day and the University of Delaware will be offering ice cream manufactured at the UDairy Creamery on campus from milk produced by the UD dairy herd in Newark.
Registration free but required by Feb. 6
Program registration is free and open to any producer or industry professional on the eastern shore; however attendees are asked to RSVP to Dan Severson at (302) 831-2506 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 6 so that they can be included in the count for setup and lunches.