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October 10, 2019

Calving school hosted by Purdue veterinary faculty

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine will host a calving school for beef and dairy producers on Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Lynn Hall, 625 Harrison St., West Lafayette. Land O’Lakes sponsors the school, at which producers will learn herd management practices for calving season and participate in hands-on demonstrations.

Topics covered at the school include managing dystocias, post-partum cow care and newborn calf management. The afternoon will consist of demonstrations on facilities and calving, use of the esophageal feeder and dystocia simulations with a life-size cow model.

Instructors include:

  • Jennifer Koziol, clinical assistant professor of theriogenology/production medicine.
  • Rafael Neves, assistant professor of food animal production medicine.
  • Jonathan Townsend, PVM director of Extension programs and clinical assistant professor of dairy production medicine.
  • Ralph Gill, calf technical sales and business manager, Land O’Lakes Inc.

The registration fee is $25 and the program is limited to 30 participants (must be at least 18 years old to participate). Visit for more information, or contact Andrea Brown at 765-494-0611 or For questions regarding registration, contact Purdue Conferences at 1-866-515-0023 or email   

Writer: Abby Leeds, 765-494-7817, 

Source: Kevin Doerr, 765-494-8216, 

Agricultural Communications: 765-494-8415;

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