Animal Care Workshop – Chambersburg

Wednesday, March 2, 2022
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Burk-Lea Farms

3099 Grand Point Road
Chambersburg, PA 17202

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Event Host:

Center for Dairy Excellence and PA Beef Council

Dairy producers, you and your employees are invited to one of four, free animal care workshops being held on dairy farms across the state throughout March! Hosted by the Center for Dairy Excellence and the PA Beef Council, the workshops will focus on hands-on skill-building to help you meet National FARM compliance. A Spanish interpreter will be present at each event, making the workshops ideal for both English and Spanish-speaking employees. Lunch will be provided at the conclusion of each workshop. Register below!

Dates and Locations

Wednesday, March 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Burk-Lea Farms
3099 Grand Point Road
Chambersburg, PA 17202

Tuesday, March 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Irishtown Acres
902 Springfield Church Road
Grove City, PA 16127

Wednesday, March 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Star Rock Farms
175 Chestnut Grove Road
Conestoga, PA 17516

Tuesday, March 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hemsarth Dairy
112 Hemsarth Road
Millville, PA 17846

Workshop Schedule

  • 9:30 a.m. –  Arrive and Welcome
  • 10 a.m. – Workshop Starts
  • 10-1 p.m. – Rotate through each training area. Stations will be approximately 45 minutes long.
  • 1 p.m. –  Lunch and Wrap-Up

Training Areas

During each workshop, attendees will rotate through 45-minute stations and gain hands-on training in several key animal welfare areas:

  • Stockmanship—Learn about stocking density, the humane movement of dairy animals, and the key characteristics of a cow’s natural behavior to help provide a low-stress environment.
  • Handling downer cows and euthanasia – Learn how to make appropriate and humane decisions around euthanasia and managing downer cows.
  • Calf care – Learn how to provide top-quality calf care to help reduce stress and improve the calf’s future performance.
  • Antibiotic use and record-keeping – Learn about the importance of antibiotic stewardship to ensure responsible use of antibiotics to keep cows healthy and the milk and beef supply safe.

Register Today:

Animal Welfare Workshop Registration

  • Will be used to mail you a FARM training certificate after you attend and complete the workshop.
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