The?Wisconsin Holstein Association invites all members and area dairy farmers to the 2013 Barn Meetings. The focus of this year's barn meetings is "Raising the bar of hoof care."
Karl Burgi will be the speaker at each barn meeting and will discuss the importance of early lameness detection, prompt lameness treatment and the best lameness prevention practices. Today, in some cases, hoof trimming can be one of the risk factors in the cause of lameness. Karl will show what the signs of good hoof trimming are and what should not be done. He will also discuss how correct functional trimming of springing heifers can improve the overall feet and leg score, first lactation production and lifetime performance.
Four locations have agreed to be host farms for these barn meetings. Lunch will be served for attendees and sponsored by Holy Hill Family Farms of Hartland, Wis.
The schedule for the barn meetings are:
• Wednesday, March 20, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Four Hands Holsteins - Amery (Polk County)
Rick & Gwen Dado Family
821 75th St., Amery, WI 54001
• Thursday, March 21, 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Synergy Dairy - Pulaski?(Shawano County)
Gary & Linda Olson and Jay & Heather Jauquet
W2285 County Rd. S, Pulaski, WI 54162
• Wednesday, March 27, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sylvan-T Farms, Inc. - Richland Center?(Richland County)
John & Connie Turgasen and Mark & Rachel Turgasen
19811 County Hwy. EE, Richland Center, WI 53581
• Thursday, March 28, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Krull Farms - Lake Mills (Jefferson County)
Cindy, Cassy, Bryce & Carley Krull
W7175 Mansfield Rd., Lake Mills, WI 53551
All barn meetings are open to any interested Holstein breeder. Any other breeders wanting to host similar barn meetings should call the Wisconsin Holstein Association at 1-800-223-4269 and we'll work with you to set one up for your local breeders.