Due to increasing interest in cow-comfort, the OMAFRA dairy team are presenting workshops on composted pack barns during February and March, 2018. Three workshop locations have been chosen:
Alma (Wellington County) on Thursday, February 15, 2018, Alma Community Centre 51 Simpson St E, Alma, ON N0B 1A0
Solina (Durham Region) on Thursday, February 22, 2018, Solina Community Hall 1964 Concession Rd 6, Hampton, ON L0B 1J0
Richmond (Ottawa Region) on Thursday, March 8, 2018 Richmond Memorial Community Center, 6095 Perth St, Richmond, ON K0A 2Z0
Each composted pack barn workshop will feature topics such as barn design, udder health/mastitis management, composting essentials, labour and management for the pack, and ventilation. Each workshop will also include a visit to a local pack barn to learn from experienced farmers.
Depending upon location, speakers will include Dr. Kelly Barratt, Dairy Famers of Ontario; Dr. Ann Godkin, OMAFRA; Rajan Niraula,OMAFRA; Dean Miller, Conestoga Agri; Mario Mongeon, OMAFRA; Christoph Wand, OMAFRA and Tom Wright, OMAFRA, as well as a producer panel with experienced composted bedding pack dairy farmers
Workshop Price (includes HST)
Early registration: $75.00
Late registration (starts 1 week prior to each workshop): $105.00
Cancellations required 72 hours before for refund, substitutions allowed. For more information, please call the OMAFRA Agricultural Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300.
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