Simon Dairy
11983 E. Maple Rd., Westphalia
May 1 and 22

Nobis Dairy
5813 W. Walker Rd., St. Johns
May 8, 15, and 29

All Sessions will be held from 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

This hands-on calf care training is designed for employees that are new to calf care or for anyone wanting to learn new skills in handling calves. Participants may attend a single class or all five. Classes will be offered in English and Spanish.

Training Sessions

May 1 - Simon Dairy

  • Identifying sick calves
  • Conducting a Health Exam
  • Following Protocol

May 8 - Nobis Dairy

  • Colostrum collection, testing, and storage
  • Newborn care, tube feeding, umbilical care, ear tagging, and sluggish calves

May 15 - Nobis Dairy

  • Dehorning using hot iron with a nerve block and using caustic paste

May 22 - Simon Dairy

  • Treatment - tube feeding; SQ, IM, IV injections drawing blood, following protocol, and record keeping

May 29 - Nobis Dairy

  • Feeding milk/ milk replacer
  • Mixing Milk Replacer
  • Cleaning equipment
All classes will be run simultaneously in English and Spanish

Participants MUST wear clean clothing and boots!

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Registration for May 29th is open.
Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on May 28, 2019.


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For additional information, contact Faith at 517-388-1078 or