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DCHA 2019 Annual Conference

April 9, 2019 - April 11, 2019
Middleton, WI
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Joining forces. Reaching higher.
Join fellow producers and industry experts to reach higher in your operation.

The conference will offer:

Keynote speaker, Keith Poulsen, will address, “A Growth Mindset on the Ranch Encompasses More Than the Health of the Calves”

In our general sessions:

  • Robert Hagevoort will speak about the “Best Management Practices for Milk and Dairy Beef Quality Assurance.”
  • Jennifer Van Os will discuss “Welfare of Dairy Calves and Heifers: Relevance to the Animal, the Producer and the Consumer.”

Unmatched breakout sessions include:

  • Increasing Your Operation’s Positive Impact on the Environment – Dennis Frame, Timber Ridge Consulting
  • The Business of Dairy Heifers; Quality, Labor, Cost, Risk Management – Jason Karszes, Cornell University
  • Dairy Workforce Training – Robert Hagevoort, New Mexico State University
  • Calf Scours on a Timeline – Not All Cases are Infectious – Keith Poulsen, WI Veterinary Diagnostics Laboratory Director
  • Dry Period Heat Stress: Effects on Dam and Daughter – Geoffrey Dahl, University of Florida
  • Nutritional Regulation of Gut Function: From Colostrum to Weaning -Michael Steele, University of Guelph, Ontario
  • Thinking Outside the Bottle, Alternative Milk Sources for Calves – Panel
  • Lessons Learned From a Disease Outbreak – Panel
  • Xs and Os of Custom Heifer Raising: Contracts, Economics, and Customer Relations – Panel

Plus Industry Tours and both Pre-Conference and ​Post-Conference seminars. Don’t miss a minute!


April 9, 2019, 7:00 am - April 11, 2019, 6:00 pm
Madison Marriott West
1313 John Q Hammons Dr
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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