The annual Northeast Ohio Dairy Conference is scheduled for Wednesday, February 24 at the Buckeye Event Center in Dalton. This annual conference is organized and conducted by the Killbuck Valley Veterinary Medical Association. Area dairy producers, hoof trimmers and anyone connected with the dairy industry, have a great opportunity to learn more about the topic of dairy cattle lameness, its impact on dairy farm productivity and management considerations from a nationally recognized expert on cattle welfare and lameness issues. This year’s conference theme is “Responsible Animal Stewardship: Making the Right Choices for Animals.” Dr. Jan Shearer, professor and Extension Veterinarian at Iowa State University will be presenting 3 topics related to lameness and will be available for an extended question and answer period. Topics include:
- Euthanasia: The Kindest Act
- Causes and Consequences of Lameness in Dairy Cattle
- Prioritizing Performance, Profit and Animal Welfare
The conference begins at 9:00 am with registration and time to visit with trade show exhibitors. The program begins at 10 am and the day concludes at 3:30 pm with door prizes. There is no charge to attend the conference and lunch is provided at no cost to attendees thanks to the generous sponsorships of the exhibitors who represent all facets and aspects of the dairy industry. In order to make sure that enough food is prepared for lunch anyone planning to attend is asked to pre-register by Friday, February 19. Pre-register by calling any one of the following veterinary clinics:
Orrville: 330-682-2971, New Pittsburgh: 330-264-7787, Tri-County: 419-853-4835, Byland: 419-994-5515.
An informational flyer with more details about this year’s conference is available at the following link: