The I-29 Moo University will be highlighting best management practices on Boadwine Farms and Crosswind Jerseys during the “Treat Me Right” Implementing Best Management Practices Summer Tour. During the tour there will be demonstrations of proper euthanasia techniques and discussions of farm biosecurity practices. Low-stress cow handling, newborn calf care and handling non-ambulatory animals will also be discussed to ensure animal health and welfare along with employee safety.
The tour will be on Friday, August 3. Registration and bus loading will be 9:30 a.m. at Friendly’s Fuel Stop, 47159 Hwy. 114, Baltic, SD, I-29 Exit 94 with the bus departing for the first farm at 9:45 a.m. The bus will return to Friendly’s at 4:15 p.m. All attendees are asked to ride the bus to respect farm biosecurity and limit vehicle traffic at the farms. If this pick-up location does not work for you or you would like to car pool, contact Jim Salfer with U of M Extension at (612) 360-4506).
Registration is $25 per person and groups of three or more from the same operation receive a 30% discount. Deadline for registration is July 27. Register online at www.igrow.org/livestock/dairy.