Youth Dairy Days Offer Dairy Management Topics

Youth Dairy Days Offer Dairy Management Topics

Youth Dairy Days Offer Dairy Management Topics

The Penn State Extension Dairy Team will hold a fun and educational day for Pennsylvania’s youth interested in learning more about dairy production and herd management. Three locations will offer a Youth Dairy Day for any young person aged 5-18.

Each event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and is free for all participants, but registration is required. Lunch will be provided.

Dates and locations are:

  • June 13 – Shippensburg Fair Grounds
  • June 20 – Huntingdon County Fairgrounds
  • June 18 – Fayette County Fairgrounds.

In each location attendees will be split into groups by age and will rotate through different stations throughout the day.

Topics at Shippensburg are:

  • Obstetrics – How to handle a hard calving properly.
  • Differentiating Dairy Foods – can you taste the difference??
  • Feed Commodities – Identification and relative feed values
  • Udder Health/Dissection – Dissect an udder and learn about how mastitis occurs.
  • Farm Safety – PTO Simulator

Topics at Huntingdon are:

  • Obstetrics- How to handle hard a calving properly.
  • Dehorning- How to properly perform the task ethically.
  • Quality Animal Management
  • Feed Commodities- Identification and relative feed values
  • Udder Health/Dissection- Dissect an udder and learn about how mastitis occurs.

Topics at Southwest PA (Fayette) are:

  • Obstetrics – How to handle a difficult calving properly
  • Feed Commodities – Identification and relative feed values
  • Udder Health / Dissection – Dissect an udder and learn about how mastitis occurs
  • Differentiating Dairy Foods – Sample different dairy food samples and discuss the differences

Thank you to the many sponsors that make this event possible.

For more information and to register visit http://extension.psu.edu/animals/dairy/events

For Shippensburg call Cassie Yost, 717-263-9226; for Huntingdon, call Amber Yutzy at 814-643-1660; for Fayette call Andrew Sandeen, 724-465-3880.

Youth Dairy Days Offer Dairy Management Topics

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