The 3rd Annual Dairy Sen$e kicked off yesterday with 40 keen young dairy enthusiasts from across the province descending on the University of Guelph for three days of intense learning about the business side of dairy farming. Day one consisted of a number of in-class sessions with various industry speakers while today was farm tour day. The group visited Summitholm Holsteins in Lynden and Bridgeview Farm at Brantford. Participants were able to tour the two very different operations and also participated in number of different group sessions on both farms.
Check out some photos from the day!
Summitholm Holsteins: Carl, Dave & Ben Loewith
Ben welcomes the group and gives some background and a farm tour
Alex Hamilton: Field Service Representative, DFO
The Summitholm mission statement hangs in the parlour
Dr. Steve Lee, Mainstreet Animal Hospital: Herd Vet
Peter VanBoekel, Plattsville Grist Mill: Herd Nutritionist
Speaker panel and wrap-up
Bridgeview Farm: Brian, Pete & Mark Coleman
Home of the famous Dottie!
It wouldn't be a trip to Bridgeview without a pic with Dottie
Pete Coleman welcomes the group and gives some operation background
Dr. Neil Anderson, OMAFRA Extension Veterinarian
Sjenk Vansoelen, Grand Valley Fortifiers: Herd Nutritionist
Glen McNeil, President of Holstein Canada