Mark your calendar to attend the 2019 Dairy Calf & Heifer Association (DCHA) Annual Conference, April 9-11, at the Madison Marriott West, Middleton, Wis. With a conference theme of “Joining forces. Reaching higher.” attendees will gain insights on strategic management strategies that will help enhance their calf and heifer business enterprises.
“DCHA’s annual conference brings together experts that cross a broad spectrum of calf and heifer disciplines,” said Sam Gardner, a 2019 DCHA Annual Conference co-chair. “The conference attracts calf and heifer growers from across North America who are committed to fine-tuning animal care practices and reaching higher levels of success.”
Producer panels, presentations and breakout sessions will feature timely, care- and profit-enhancing topics, such as heifer-raising economics, milk replacers, biosecurity, genomics and labor management. The conference will also include on-farm and industry tours, along with hands-on learning experiences.
Tamilee Nennich, a 2019 DCHA Annual Conference co-chair, added, “The DCHA Annual Conference is a great place to learn about new ideas, procedures and products related to raising dairy calves and heifers. It’s also a great opportunity to network with industry professionals and producers, and compile a collectino of helpful resources.”
The Dairy Calf and Heifer Association was founded in 1996 based on the mission to help dairy producers, calf managers and those professionally focused on the growth and management of dairy calves and heifers. With a national membership of producers, allied industries and research leaders, DCHA seeks to provide the industry’s standards for profitability, performance and leadership, serving as a catalyst to help members improve the vitality and viability of their individual efforts and that of their business.