Dairy Goat Health Workshops planned for January 26 and 27 Northeast Iowa

Dairy goat producers have the opportunity to learn herd health practices at two Goat Health Workshops hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists. The workshops are scheduled for January 26 and 27 at two locations within northeast Iowa.
“Basic health information for dairy goat herds is imperative for productive operations and successful kidding seasons,” said Jennifer Bentley, ISU Extension and Outreach dairy specialist. “These workshops will help producers maintain healthy animals and improve herd management.”
Dr. Paul Plummer, DVM, ruminant assistant professor at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine will cover topics including issues occurring during kidding season and basic herd health information to produce a healthy goat. Nutritionists with Big Gain, Inc. and Merck Animal Health, with the help of ISU Extension and Outreach specialist will hold mini sessions on parasite management, basics of milk replacer and colostrum management.
The workshops will be held at two locations: Tuesday, January 26 in Edgewood, Edgewood Locker Event Center, 303 North Washington Street; RSVP at (563) 545-1451; and Wednesday, January 27 in Waucoma, Allan Shindelar Dairy Goat Farm (milking 500 dairy goats), 3265 120th Street; RSVP at (563) 547-3001.
Registration and refreshments start at 9:30 a.m. and the program will conclude by 1:30 p.m. For additional information contact Jennifer Bentley at (563) 382-2949 or jbentley@iastate.edu. Lunch sponsored by local industry sponsors.