Representatives were busy discussing the industry’s upcoming events, including the ADGA Annual Convention held in Boise, ID later this month, and the annual fall conference for the Wisconsin Dairy Goat Association(WDGA), held this week in Arlington, WI at the University of Wisconsin Arlington Agricultural Research Station
The WDGA conference will feature a clinic on artificial insemination(AI), speaker panels made up of different industry producers, and multiple lectures from keynote speaker Dr. Joan Dean Rowe, DVM, MPVM, PhD, veterinarian and professor in the department of population health and reproduction at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.
Lectures and Panels will discuss topics such as: caring for milking goats both pre and postpartum, the pros and cons of different milking trials, and using diagnostic testing for herd management.
The conference will also include a sale, featuring lots of exceptional bucks and does, including American and French Alpine, American Saanen, Purebred Lamancha breeds from facilities in Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin.
“Wisconsin leads the nation in number of dairy goats, and we would like to continue that trend,” said ADGA District Four director Tom Considine at an interview during the 2015 World Dairy Expo, “Part of that is to have superior genetics, so we have a committee that looked at proposed animals for our sale, and selected the top ones with the intent to keep superior genetics within the Wisconsin dairy goat production operations.”
Listen to my interview with Tom here:
Interview with Tom Considine, American Dairy Goat Association
View and download photos from the event here: 2015 World Dairy Expo Photo Album