Dairy stockmanship, or animal handling, means using low-energy handling techniques to improve outcomes for both people and cattle. The result is better welfare for cows and people, and increased production.
You can learn these techniques at one of the workshops with Dr. Don Hoglund who will be in Vermont and northern New York from January 17 – 23 to share his valuable insights with farmers and veterinarians.
Workshop events January 19-23 will start at 10 AM in one location with a presentation and lunch, and then at about 1 PM, will move to a nearby farm for a demonstration. Please come prepared for hands on learning.
Workshop registration includes lunch. Space is limited, so please register as soon as possible. Early bird registration is $20, and is available up to January 10. After that, general admission is $25.
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Hear Dr. Hoglund speak at the Vermont Grazing and Livestock Conference, Fairlee, VT
Starting at the VTC Campus, Williston with a presentation and then lunch. Then we’ll head to the DeGraaf Dairy at 365 Verburg Rd., Richmond, VT to put stockmanship skills into action.
VTC Campus, Randolph
Starting at the Abbey in Sheldon from 10-1, with a presentation and then lunch. Then we’ll head out for a demonstration and hands-on learning at Chris Wagner’s Green Dream Farm, 1350 Towle Neighborhood Rd, Enosburg Falls, VT, 05450
Starting with a presentation and lunch at the North Bangor Fire Department, 2265 State Route 11, North Bangor, NY followed by a demonstration and hand-on learning at Vincent Dairy, 155 Vincent Rd., Malone, NY 12953
Starting at the Middlebury American Legion Hall with a presentation and lunch. Demonstration at Gosliga Farm, 219A Sunset Lane, Addison, VT 05491.
To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Rachel Gilker at 240-441-8044 by12/27/14 so we may assist you. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.