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5 reasons why to attend the DCHA Conference

Raising healthy calves and heifers requires passion and skill. The “Sky’s the Limit” at this year’s Dairy Calf and Heifer Association (DCHA) annual conference, set for April 11-13 in Madison, Wis.

Dairy Calf and Heifer Association seeks applicants for annual scholarship program 

The Dairy Calf and Heifer Association (DCHA) is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship program. The goal of this long-standing program is to invest in the future of the dairy industry by offering scholastic support to outstanding agriculture-focused students.

Myth busting nutritional scours: To treat or not to treat

Tom Earleywine for Progressive Dairyman details six common misperceptions surrounding nutrition inputs and manure outputs.

The case for feeding transition colostrum

Van Amburgh recently shared his thoughts with attendees at the 2016 Dairy Calf and Heifer Association annual conference, underscoring the value of colostrum to calves.

DCHA member feature: T.J. McClure

McClure came to his first DCHA conference in 2013 and immediately found what he was seeking. "Once I got involved and began networking and troubleshooting and being with people in the same mindset, it was very beneficial," he recalls.

Leadership springs from helping others

"A wise man once said, 'It's not how your business functions when you're there, but how it does when you're not," said Lane Sollenberger, president of the Dairy Heifer and Calf Association, and general manager of Dream Farms in Newburg, Pennsylvania."

Lindquist earns Dairy Calf and Heifer Association scholarship

"The members of the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association are all extraordinary examples of what embodies this organization: dedication, passion and leadership. As a self-proclaimed 'city kid' who did not even know what FFA even stood for growing up, I am truly humbled to be awarded this scholarship from the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association."

Producers 'connect with the best' at DCHA conference

"Like the other conference attendees, I am energized by the new ideas that I can take back to my facility; gained through the seminars, farm tours and by networking with other calf and heifer raisers and industry leaders. The DCHA team is proud of our association's growth and is excited to continue building on this momentum."

Ten reasons to attend DCHA Conference

Raising healthy calves and heifers takes skill. The best in the business wear several hats - from financial strategists and market forecasters to animal caregivers and employee managers.

VIDEO: Dairy Calf and Heifer Association conference convenes in 2 weeks

Themed "Connect with the Best" - this year's conference is sure to be one of the best networking opportunities for everyone involved in the calf and heifer industry.

Dairy conference covers markets, calf health

Madison, Wis. — Raising healthy calves and heifers takes skill. Many industry leaders have worked together to plan the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association (DCHA) Annual Conference set for March 31-April 1 in Madison, Wis.

Registration now open for Dairy Calf and Heifer Association conference

Registration is now open for the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association annual conference, to be held March 31-April 1, 2015 at the Madison Marriott West in Madison, Wis. This year's conference lineup features some exciting new changes, including the change to a new two-day format, a pre-conference event and tour, and sessions focused on the dairy beef sector.

Dairy Calf and Heifer Association to award scholarship

Madison, Wis. — The Dairy Calf and Heifer Association is accepting applications for its annual scholarship program. The goal is to invest in the future of the dairy industry by offering scholastic support to outstanding agriculture-focused students.

Wisconsin Vet School to Host Pre-Conference Event

The University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine and the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Lab will be hosting tour and lab demonstrations for veterinarians on March 30 as part of a pre-conference event held by the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association (DCHA).

Dairy Calf and Heifer Association annual conference set for March 31-April 1

The Dairy Calf and Heifer Association (DCHA) will host its annual conference March 31-April 1, 2015 at the Madison Marriott West in Middleton, Wis. Themed "Connect with the Best" – this year's conference is sure to be one of the best networking opportunities for everyone involved in the calf and heifer industry.

Management: Follow the 'raffle rule'

If you're part of a dairy's management advisory team, you know people management can be difficult.

Learning from the Leaders: Panelists from Dairy Calf & Heifer Association conference share calf management insights

To become the best at something, you often have to learn from the best, and it's no different with calf management.

These farms feed calves 3x

Calves with maintained health and growth as young animals will deliver greater performance and value as cows.

DCHA tours and on-farm presentations provide the latest in calf raising

As part of a new format for the annual Dairy Calf & Heifer Association Conference, which had a theme this year of 'Be A Driver of Change," conference organizers had a renewed focus on hands-on learning.

Producers drive change at Dairy Calf and Heifer Association annual conference

More than 300 dairy calf and heifer growers, industry representatives and allied associates met in Green Bay, Wis., for the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association (DCHA) 2014 Annual Conference held April 1-3.

Be a driver of change

The Dairy Calf and Heifer Association (DCHA) annual conference will be held April 1-3 at the Hyatt on Main, Green Bay, Wis.


DCHA Member Highlights

YOUNG FARMER: DCHA network provides personal, business ROI

T.J. McClure is a partner in Circle Heifer Development LLC, Garden City, Kan. McClure is South Central Regional Director of the Dairy Calf & Heifer Association.

Staying on the cutting edge of calf care

In 2006, Amy Shiplett came back to her parents’ farm in Chilton, Wisconsin, with the intent of feeding calves and assisting with field work, but her role evolved quickly when her father was diagnosed with cancer in 2007.

Producers say farm tours, networking are key benefits of DCHA membership

The association welcomes custom calf and heifer raisers, as well as dairy farmers and industry representatives, to join a strong network of dedicated and ambitious members.

Calf and heifer business grows with DCHA help

When my brother Nathan came back to the farm in 1998 after receiving two degrees in college, we could have never known how our life would turn out.

3 open minutes with Jack Banker

Progressive Dairyman Editor Emily Caldwell recently talked with Jack Banker, 2013-2014 president of the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association. Banker opened up about recent changes to the organization and goals going into 2014.

'We're not alone': Calf, heifer growers adapt and innovate

Quality calves are the future investment of every dairy operation, but raising them until they are ready to put milk in the tank is no easy task.