While Wisconsin is known as “America’s Dairyland”, interest in raising beef cattle is on the rise. A recent USDA census showed that a majority of cow/calf operations have less than 50 head of cattle, but raise nearly one third of the US calf crop annually. With a plentiful supply of out-of-use dairy farm operations and pasture land available, many who work off the farm or have retired from dairying find raising beef cattle a natural fit for their available facilities.
A UW-Extension Beef Cow/Calf producer meeting is being offered to producers of all sizes and the agriculture professionals who service their operations. The evening’s agenda will include a light meal, and speakers.
Speaker topics will include Aerica Bjurstrom, UW-Madison Division of Extension Kewaunee County presenting on ‘Converting Your Barn From Dairy to Beef’; and Amanda Young, UW-Madison Division of Extension Dodge County, presenting on ‘How You Can Be the Best Piece of Equipment You Own’.
The meeting will be held from 6 pm– 8 pm on December 12th at the Dodge County Administration Building, located at 127 East Oak Street, Juneau WI.
Registration fee is $10 and will include meal and educational handouts.
Meeting participants will be eligible for one Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) continuing education credit.
This beef producer meeting is sponsored by the Extension Beef Team. For more information please contact Amanda Young, Dodge County Dairy and Livestock Agent at 920-386-3794.