Topic: Holstein Breeding 101: Is it the same game, or have all the rules changed?
Guest Speaker: Kevin Jorgensen, Select Sires
We have three fantastic breeders opening their doors to show how they approach “breeding a great herd of Registered Holsteins.” We invite breeders to join us and have a discussion about what’s new and hot and what’s not. Is it the same old game or have all the rules changed? There are no right or wrong answers and we think one of Wisconsin’s strengths is it diversity in breeders’ styles and goals.
There are a lot of “tools” in the toolbox to pick from whether you are going after a +2800 GTPI individual or an All-American. Do you embace these new “tools” or does the word genomics make your skin crawl? Wherever you fall on the spectrum, you might be surprised at what ideas are out there to help you breed your definition of that “perfect” cow.
Good food, good fellowship and good cows are on the agenda and we want you to be a part of it, so mark your calendars!
Wednesday, March 23, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Hosted by Endres Berryridge Farms,
The Steve, Jeff, and Randy Endres Families
7094 Hyer Rd, Waunakee, WI 53597
Wednesday, March 30, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Hosted by Sugar Creek Dairy,
The Rick & Marlene Adams Family
N5663 Hwy O, Elkhorn, WI 53121
Thursday, March 31, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Hosted by Voight Acres Registered Holsteins,
Tim & Mitch Voight Families
N4405 Rexford Rd, Shiocton, WI 54170
2015 Barn Meetings
The 2015 annual spring barn meetings took place in March and focused on classification with guest speaker Cy Letter.
2014 Barn Meetings
The 2014 annual spring barn meetings took place in March and focused on show calf nutrition with guest speaker Nick Uglow.
2013 Barn Meetings
The 2013 annual spring barn meetings took place in March and focused on hoof care with guest speaker Karl Burgi.
2012 Barn Meetings
Our annual Spring Barn meetings took place on during the month of March around the great state of Wisconsin. The topic for these meetings was facility design to optimize cow comfort.
2011 Barn Meetings
The Wisconsin Holstein Association held a series of successful barn meetings at four farms during the last part of March and first of April 2011. The topic of discussion at each barn meeting was reproduction and the tools available to producers to help with conception and reproductive efficiency.