Delmarva Dairy Day, an educational program featuring experts from across the region speaking on current issues facing the industry, will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:10 p.m. Feb. 22 at Hartly Volunteer Fire Co., 2898 Arthursville Road.
In the morning session, Billy Smith, from Penn Vet New Bolton Center, will cover “Dairy Hoof Health Care and Management.” The learning opportunity will include cadaver hooves from previously lactating cows. Robert James, professor emeritus from Virginia Tech, will discuss “Goals for Calf Management: Develop the Calf or Develop the Rumen? What is the Priority?” A hot lunch will be served by the Ladies Auxiliary along with University of Delaware Creamery ice cream. Rounding out the program will be Limin Kung from the University of Delaware speaking on “Corn Silage Updates.”
Participants will have the opportunity to visit with dairy industry vendors throughout the day, and the University of Delaware will be offering ice cream manufactured at the UDairy Creamery on campus from milk produced by the UD dairy herd located in Newark.
Program registration is free and open to any producer or industry professional on the eastern shore, however attendees are encouraged to RSVP by Feb. 6 to Dan Severson at 831-2506 or firstname.lastname@example.org so they can be included in the count for setup and lunches.