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How animals see the world

At some point in the course of raising animals, whether that is poultry, cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, horses, or some other critter, you will inevitably be moving them around your property.  One of the easy mistakes to make as an animal owner is in how you approach animal handling.  Mistakes in animal handling can lead to cuts, scrapes, bruises, broken bones, or worse.  When working with animals, “slow is fast”. 


Bilingual videos on agricultural chemical safety for dairy farm employees

New bilingual videos on Agricultural Chemical Safety for Dairy Farm Employees are now available: The videos covered in the series are (English/Spanish): Introduction to agricultural chemical safety/Introducción a seguridad de químicos agrícolas Dermal exposure to chemicals/Exposición dermal a químicos Inhalation exposure to chemicals/Exposición por inhalación a químicos Eye exposure to chemicals/Exposición a ojos a químicos […]


Los trabajadores Lácteos Módulos de formación

A medida que se expanden las granjas lecheras, añadir vacas a la operación a menudo requiere contratar empleados con las destrezas necesarias para llevar a cabo todas las tareas asociadas con una operación lechera grande. Ya que el inglés no es el primer idioma de muchos trabajadores lecheros de habla hispana, UW-Extension Dairy Team’s “Dairy […]

Foto del parto de la vaca, utilizado con permiso. Foto por Sandy Stuttgen, Condado de Taylor UW-Extension.

Serie de video de parto lechero

Se está desarrollando una nueva serie de videos para ayudar a los trabajadores lecheros a manejar el proceso de parto. Puede ver el primer video de la serie a continuación. Aplicación apropiada de cadenas obstétricas a los pies y las piernas para ayudar al parto El video anterior muestra la forma correcta de aplicar cadenas […]

Photo of cow calving, used with permission. Photo by Sandy Stuttgen, Taylor County UWEX.

Dairy Calving Video Series

A new video series is being developed to help dairy workers that managing the calving process.  You can view the first video of the series below. Properly Applying Obstetrical Chains to Feet and Legs to Assist Calving The above video shows the correct way of applying obstetrical chains to the feet and legs of a […]

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Tractor rollbar rebates available

Tractor overturns are the leading cause of farm-related deaths. That’s why it’s so important that each tractor have a rollover protective structure (ROPS). The Wisconsin ROPS Rebate Program reimburses owners up to 70 percent (maximum of $865) toward the total cost of purchasing, shipping and installing individual ROPS. Wisconsin tractor owners can apply for a […]

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Meet Your Local Agriculture Agents/Conozca a sus agentes agrícolas locales

Due to the technological advances and the ever changing world of agriculture, producers and agribusiness clientele are becoming more specialized with a need for more detailed information.  UW-Extension staff needed to accommodate growers and agribusiness needs in order to deliver quality, educational programming.  Therefore, seven counties in central Wisconsin formed the Central Wisconsin Agricultural Specialization […]

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OSHA Recordkeeping

Do you have over 10 farm employees?  If you answered yes, you might want to check out the OSHA Recordkeeping Requirement Webinar Recording on the Ag Safety website.  According to Cheryl Skjolaas, Agricultural Safety Specialist, “This information would apply to any ag operation that fall under the OSHA 1928 Agricultural standards. OSHA can only enforce on […]


Gas Monitors

With the recent manure gas incident in Wisconsin, there has been increased interest in safety around manure handling equipment.  Below is an informational article on gas monitors. Provided by UW Extension Farm Safety Specialist Cheryl Skjolaas Investing in a gas monitor – Which one should I buy? Recent incidents with loss of life – human […]