OMAFRA Composted Pack Barn Workshop Agenda

9:00 Registration (Coffee and donuts)
9:30 Welcome Tom Wright, OMAFRA
9:35 Future-Proofing Your Barn: How Composted Bedding Pack Dairies Fit In, Christoph Wand, OMAFRA
9:50 Insights to Pack Barns: the ProAction Point of View, Dr. Kelly Barratt, Dairy Farmers of Ontario
10:05 Dairy Barn Composting Essentials, Rajan Niraula, OMAFRA
10:35 Break
10:50 Designing Your New Pack Barn, Dean Miller, Conestogo-Agri Systems Inc.
11:35 Best Practices for Optimizing Milk Quality and Monitoring Udder Health, Dr. Kelly Barratt, DFO
12:05 Lunch (Provided)
12:45 Labour Survey from Ontario Pack Barns, Tom Wright, OMAFRA
1:00 Pack Barn Farmers’ Panel – Question and Answer Session
1:30 On-Farm Visit to local pack barn(s)
3:00-3:30 Adjourn

(Note: Depending on the Session, speakers may include Dr. Ann Godkin, OMAFRA and Mario Mongeon, OMAFRA for the Udder Health and Barn Design topics, respectively)

Please Note: biosecurity boots provided for the farm visit(s).  Afternoon program is on-farm, please dress accordingly.