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Penn State Extension Dairy Team Offers Hands-on Training for Reducing Newborn Calf Mortality

Posted: November 21, 2014

Dairy Team and Extension Veterinary Team offer program on Dairy Obstetrics and Calf Sense for new and experienced dairymen.

The Penn State Extension Dairy Team and the Extension Veterinary Team are offering a hands-on training program, Dairy Obstetrics and Calf Sense, to reduce newborn calf mortality on dairy farms. The first course will be held on December 10, 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 a.m. in Grove City at Old School House, 2873 Mercer-Butler Pike.

The program is designed to combine scientific knowledge with practical managements techniques to help participants transfer effective calf management and protocols to the farm. It is intended to be beneficial for people that have done very little obstetrical or newborn calf work, and those who already have experience. There is an on-farm component in the afternoon.

Cost for the program is $50.  Registration can be accomplished online at extension.psu.edu/dairy-obstetrics.  Additional dates and locations will be added throughout the fall and spring.  To sign up for notifications of upcoming programs, email dairyteam@psu.edu.

For more information, call toll-free 888-373-7232 or contact: Gary Hennip, Extension educator: glh11@psu.edu. Deadline for registration is December 9.