Allamakee County 4-H’ers participate in hands-on calving experience ...

Five Allamakee County 4-H’ers traveled to Iowa’s Dairy Center in Calmar December 6 to visit with “Frosty,” a life-size calving simulator from the Iowa State University (ISU) Veterinary School clinical skills lab with a fully articulated 70-pound calf and working udder. This hands-on opportunity taught youth about the process of calving and how to manage cows during the calving season. ISU Veterinarians were available to teach about the process of calving, calving challenges and provided the opportunity to practice delivering calves from “Frosty” (examples of all of those learning activities pictured in the surrounding photos). For more information about the Allamakee County 4-H Program, contact the Allamakee County Extension Office at 563-568-6345. Submitted photos.

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