Swine Producers – Proposed PRRS/PEDv Rule Webinar March 23

The UW-Extension Swine Team, in conjunction with Wisconsin Pork Association, will be hosting a webinar to review details on a proposed rule that would establish herd testing requirements for Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) and Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) in Wisconsin.  The webinar will be held on March 23 at 6:30 p.m.  To […]

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UW-River Falls to Host Open House for St. Croix Valley Bull Test on March 25

The UW-River Falls St. Croix Valley Bull Test and Beef Management Team will be hosting an education program and open house on Saturday, March 25, 2017.  The open house will allow producers to preview the bulls for sale as well as provide an educational program addressing topics related to making bull-purchasing decisions.   The educational […]

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Milk and Meat Goat Cost of Production – March 24

UW-Extension Northwest Region Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension agents will host an informational meeting on costs of raising milk and meat goats on March 24 at the Eau Claire County UW Extension Office in Altoona from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Dan Considine, a milk goat producer from Portage, WI will discuss milk and meat goat budgets […]

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Summer Commercial Horticulture Position

The St. Croix County UW-Extension office is seeking a part time Horticulture educator for the summer months.  A focus on small scale commercial fruit and vegetable production and local foods is preferred.  More details can be found in the following Application and Position Description.   APPLICATION-2017-summer hort.   Hort PD RS 2-24-17    

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Hay Analysis Guide for Beef Cattle

Winter feed costs typically represent the largest portion of cow/calf expenses. A hay analysis is important to determine if hay will meet a cow herd’s nutrient requirements during winter. This factsheet will cover interpreting a hay analysis and to calculate winter feed needs.  Read more … Hay-feed-analysis-draft-42

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Maximizing Forage in Winter Injured and Killed Stands

We are getting reports of alfalfa stand damage/winter kill in Northwest Wisconsin. The situations vary from low spots only in fields to significant portions of the field. Dan Undersander, UW-Extension Forage Agronomist recommends the following: Maximizing Forage in Winter Injured and Killed Stands

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