MADISON, Wis. — The 21st Annual Dairy Sheep Association of North America (DSANA) Symposium will be held here on Nov. 5-7, plus a pre-symposium sheep milk cheese-making course on Nov. 4.
Twelve presentations by 16 animal scientists, dairy sheep producers, veterinarians, and sheep milk cheese makers and marketers will be held on Nov. 5-6 at the Pyle Center on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. A sampling of topics and presenters are: “Milking Machine Basics and Special Considerations for Small Ruminants” by Dr. Doug Reinemann, UW-Madison; “Impacts on Non-GMO Labeling on Artisan Cheese Production” by Cathy Strange, Global Cheese Buyer, Whole Foods Market, Austin, Texas; “Best Practices for Raising Lambs on Milk Replacer” by Dr. Tom Earlywine, Land O’Lakes, St. Paul, Minn; and “Principles of Dairy Nutrition” by Dr. Michel Wattiaux, UW-Madison.
The pre-symposium sheep milk cheesemaking course will be offered on Nov. 4 at the Center for Dairy Research on the UW-Madison campus for symposium participants and DSANA members for an extra fee.
Important deadlines for the event are fast approaching: Oct. 3 for reduced rates on hotel reservations and Oct. 16 for early symposium registration at a reduced rate.
The complete program and registration and hotel information can be accessed at the DSANA website or the UW-Madison Sheep and Goat Extension website.