Dairy Tour Slated for November

10/20/2012 7:00 AM

BEDFORD, Pa. — The Stockmanship and Stewardship Tour is hosting a tour for dairy producers on Wednesday, Nov. 7. Registration begins at 10 a.m., and the program runs from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The free event is at the Kulp Family Dairy, 1691 Millerstown Road, Martinsburg, Pa.

Led by talented presenter and Beef Quality Assurance leader Dr. Ron Gill, this event focuses on handling methods to improve dairy cattle movement through all parts of the dairy facility. From freestall to parlor, bedded pack and maternity pens, to loading and hauling, special emphasis will be placed on effective cattle handling to improve cow comfort and productivity.

The tour will serve as a BQA Level 1 certification for producers wishing to participate in BQA, or as a recertification for existing BQA producers.

To read more on the tour, visit: http://www.effectivestockmanship.com. For more information or to RSVP, contact Emily Landis, Key State Ag Service, at 814-280-7736 or Nichole Hockenberry, Pennsylvania Beef Council, at 814-623-2698. Reservations are due Nov. 1.

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