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
Port Perry (Durham Region) on Thursday, February 22, 2018
Eastern Ontario (Location TBD) on Thursday, March 8, 2018
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
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.
Register now for either the Alma or Port Perry Workshop!
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