Keith, Jane and Tylor Schwartz of Suga-Breeze Dairy Goat farm in Juneau will host a field day Saturday, Sept. 19.
Field day activities will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a cheese tasting and registration and end at 2:30 p.m. Attendees are welcome to stay and watch the beginning of milking. The Schwartzes milk more than 200 head of dairy goats on their family farm.
Topics and speakers will be:
Dairy goat facts -- Harvey Ziemer, field representative for Kolb-Lena Cheese
Mineral and vitamin needs of dairy goats -- Doug Wilke, Farmasyst Agri-Services
Better sanitation for milk quality -- Jerry Schulz, Gehring Sales and Service Inc.
Forage options -- Art Tessmann, representative for Jung Seed
Making baleage better -- Al Schellinger and Mike Schellinger, Agri-King
Farm tour and baleage demonstration -- Keith, Jane, and Tylor Schwartz, Suga-Breeze Dairy Goat Farm
The field day is an opportunity for goat enthusiasts to come and share their knowledge on dairy goat care and management, and the dairy goat industry. It is free to the public, but pre-registration, is required by Friday, Sept. 11 to assure enough materials will be available for all attendees. To register or for information, contact Jeanne Meier, [email protected], 608-224-5121.