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UW-Extension to hold Dairy Management Seminar
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MONROE - The Green County Milk Quality Council, in cooperation with UW-Extension, will be sponsoring its 29th annual Green County Dairy Management Seminar from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 5 at the Green County UW-Extension Office, 2841 6th St., Monroe.

The featured speakers will include Dr. Andy Johnson, herd health and wellness veterinarian with Grande. Johnson has consulted on dairy farms all over the world. He will discuss the proper milking and management procedures to reduce mastitis by combating udder infections. He also will give a presentation on the aspects of cleaning and maintaining milking equipment for high-quality milk. This discussion will include many of the common problems that he sees on farms and he will give recommendations on how to avoid them.

Dr. Richard Wallace, cattle technical service veterinarian with Zoetis, will discuss how the new veterinary feed directive regulations that take effect in January will impact dairy farms. His presentation will include changes to labels on medicated feeds, how the use of antibiotics in feeds will require a veterinary feed directive from a veterinarian and the steps needed to use antibiotics in feed after Jan. 1.

The advance registration fee is $7, includes lunch and is due to the Green County UW-Extension office by Jan 3. A $3 late fee will be added for registrations received after Jan. 3. Enrollment is limited to 60 participants.

Registration brochures are available at many Green County area dairy supply and service businesses, can be obtained via the internet at or by contacting Mark Mayer, UW-Extension Agriculture Agent for Green County, at 608-328-9440 or