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Calf, heifer housing seminar in Pa.

December 01, 2008

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- A calf and heifer housing seminar, sponsored by Penn State Extension's Capital Region Dairy Team, will be held Dec. 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in Chambersburg

Dairy producers, managers and ag professionals are encouraged to attend.

Providing an environment in which dairy replacements can thrive is essential to their health, growth and success as future members of the milking herd. Proper design and management of calf and heifer housing is a key element in reducing environmental stressors that affect performance.

Regional Extension Ag Engineer Dan McFarland will present proven housing design features and alternatives for calves, weaned heifers and older heifers.

Dr. David Wolfgang, Penn State Extension veterinarian, will discuss management practices that benefit the health and growth of dairy replacements.

There is no cost to attend the seminar, but registration is appreciated by contacting the Franklin County extension office at 717-263-9226.

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The meeting will be held in the basement of the Franklin County Ag Heritage Center, 181 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg. Park by the stream cross the covered bridge and enter through the main entrance in the center of the building.

For additional information, call Philip Wagner at Franklin County Cooperative Extension at 717-263-9226.

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