Dairyland Initiative schedules dairy facility workshops, Nov. 6-8
The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine’s Dairyland Initiative will host three dairy facility workshops, Nov. 6-8, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Madison, Wis. The schedule includes:
• Wednesday, Nov. 6: Transition Cow Facility Design
How do you ask your lender for money to build a barn and not add any additional milking cows? If you've struggled with this question, this workshop is for you! Using the Dairyland Initiative website, which stores in one easy to access location all the information you need to design a cow-and management-friendly transition cow barn, Drs. Nigel Cook and Ken Nordlund will walk you through the steps you need to take to create facilities that make your cows happy, healthy and productive. You'll learn how to use the Transition Cow Index and other partial budgeting tools to show that the decision makes economic sense, virtual tours of facilities to share ideas, and the Wisconsin Blueprint to layout the floor plan of the new facility. Registration price includes Proceeding notes, reference materials, access to the Dairyland Initiative website, lunch and refreshments.
• Thursday, Nov. 7: Design of Positive Pressure Tube Systems for Improved Ventilation of Calf Barns
While natural ventilation and negative pressure mechanical ventilation are widely used for calf barns, both have problems that can be minimized with supplemental positive pressure tube systems. Dr. Ken Nordlund will present on the deficits of common ventilation systems in calf barns, management of air quality and cold stress to minimize respiratory disease in calves, and teach basic principles of positive pressure tube systems, including static pressure, uniform dis-charge along length of tube, and estimating throw distance of air from the tube to deliver appropriate volumes of fresh air to calves without creating drafts. Participants will receive and learn to use the Dairyland Initiative's Positive Pressure Ventilation Tube Calculator to create specifications for example barns. Dairyland Initiative staff will be on-hand for plenty of one-on-one interaction. Following the workshop, participants will be listed on The Dairy-land Initiative website as trained consultants in positive pressure tube design for calf barns. Registration fee also includes technical support after the workshop, proceeding notes, reference materials, access to the Dairyland Initiative website, lunch and refreshments.
• Friday, Nov. 8: Design of Positive Pressure Tube Systems for Milking Center Holding Area Heat Abatement
It is common practice to combine moving air and soaking for effective heat abatement, yet holding areas remain the hottest spot on the dairy. Drs. Ken Nordlund and Nigel Cook will present problems in holding area cooling, and how positive pressure tube systems provide a lower energy, effective solution for heat abatement. Participants will gain a better understanding of the deficits of common holding area ventilation and cooling systems, and learn basic principles of positive pressure tube systems, including static pressure, uniform discharge along length of tube, and estimating throw distance of air from the tube. Participants will receive and learn to use the Dairyland Initiative's Positive Pressure Ventilation Tube Calculator. Dairyland Initiative staff will be on-hand to work with participants one-on-one to answer questions and assist in learning the program through design examples. Following the workshop, participants will be listed on The Dairyland Initiative website as trained consultants in positive pressure tube design for holding area heat abatement. Registration price also includes technical support after the workshop, proceeding notes, reference materials, access to the Dairyland Initiative website, lunch and refreshments.
Daily schedule and program details can be viewed in the online Brochure. Online registration is now open at www.vetmed.wisc.edu/ce. Up to 20.7 veterinary continuing education credits are available for this program from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine.
Program questions may be directed to: Dr. Rebecca Brotzman, Associate Outreach Specialist for The Dairyland Initiative, Phone: (608) 262-6800; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration, Transportation & Accommodation questions may be directed to: Karl Olson, Continuing Education Program Assistant, Phone: (608) 265-5206; Email: email@example.com