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Livestock Team


The Livestock Team provides educational support to Wisconsin's livestock industries. The team provides research information to enable profitability, environmental consciousness, sustainability, and public appreciation for the economic and cultural values provided by Wisconsin's livestock industries and producers.

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LIVESTOCK PROGRAMS IN WISCONSIN
RESOURCES
PARTNERS
WHAT WE DO
WHO WE ARE
CONTACTS
FOR TEAM MEMBERS AND AFFILIATES

 

LIVESTOCK PROGRAMS IN WISCONSIN

Wisconsin Grazing Schools
Wisconsin Beef Information Center
Beef and Dairy Quality Assurance
UW-Madison Animal Science Extension Swine Page
Pork Quality Assurance (PQA)
SWAP (Swine Welfare Assurance Program)
Swine Management
Truckers Quality Assurance

RESOURCES

Links to livestock-related educational materials and institutions with beef-related outreach efforts.

UW-Madison Animal Science Department

Other institutions with livestock outreach efforts: University of Minnesota Extension Service

University of Wisconsin-Extension News Releases

UW-Extension web site for livestock producers
University of Wisconsin-Extension animal scientists have launched a revised and updated website with comprehensive information on a variety of topics important to livestock producers. The site offers information about sheep, swine, beef, poultry, meats, and horses, with a special section for youth producers.

Swine Resource Library
Swine Welfare Assurance Materials

Livestock Facility Siting
The Livestock Facility Siting Law consists of a state statute (s. 93.90) and rule (ATCP 51) that change how local governments can regulate the siting of new and expanded livestock operations. Under the new law, if a local government decides to require a farmer to obtain a conditional use or other permit to operate, the livestock farmer must fill out a state application to show that they are in compliance with state standards. For more information and for a copy of the state application, visit the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection's web page.

PARTNERS

Wisconsin Cattlemen's Association (WCA)
Wisconsin Beef Council
Wisconsin Beef Improvement Association
Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
University of Minnesota Extension Service
Accelerated Genetics
UW Swine Research and Teaching Center (SRTC)
Wisconsin Pork Association

WHAT WE DO

Work Groups

Wisconsin Grazing Schools
Contacts: Rhonda Gildersleeve

Intensive multi-day sessions designed to sharpen your pasture management skills.

-- Wisconsin Grazing School
A two day, hands-on workshop on livestock and agronomic topics related to grazing.
Sponsored by the Beef Focus Team, Forage Team and UW-River Falls.

-- Wisconsin Beef Grazing School
A two day, hands-on workshop for beef producers on livestock and agronomic topics related to grazing.
Sponsored by the Beef Focus Team, Forage Team and UW Lancaster Ag Research Station.


Wisconsin Beef Information Center
Contact: Sandy Stuttgen

 

Making a difference

Success stories and impact reports

Pork Quality Assurance (PQA) emphasizes good management practices, such as safe use of antibiotics, to assure consumers that pork products are safe and wholesome. In late September 2005, Central Livestock Association notified their Wisconsin pork podruecrs that, as of Oct. 1, it would no longer accept any animals from operations that lacked PQA certification. This unexpected announcement meant that many producers would be unable to sell their animals.

PDF file Training meets producer urgent need

WHO WE ARE

A list of team members and their affiliations.

CONTACTS

Team Co-leaders
Aerica Bjurstrom
UW-Extension, Dairy Production & Managment
(920) 388-7141

Rhonda Gildersleeve
UW-Extension Grazing Research specialist
(608) 723-2580

Team Coach
Jeff Sindelar
UW-Madison, Animal Science
(608) 262-0555

FOR TEAM MEMBERS AND AFFILIATES

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