Free workshop focuses on calf and heifer management

Image by Cally Lawson from Pixabay
Image by Cally Lawson from Pixabay

Farmers are invited to join Pete Erickson, University of New Hampshire dairy production state specialist, for a walk and talk farm tour on July 27.

The tour will take place from 10 a.m. to noon at the Laggis Brothers Farm in East Hardwick.

Erickson will discuss calf and heifer management practices and how farmers can apply these to their own operations. He also will talk about dry cow management for healthier calves, calf feeding, calf and heifer housing and pasture management for heifers.

There is no charge to attend, but advance registration is required by July 25. Lunch is included.

University of Vermont Extension is hosting this workshop in collaboration with UNH and the University of Maine. It is part of the 2022 Summer Dairy Series, which includes a number of informational tours, workshops and events for farmers. Click to learn more.