Dairy & Livestock

Helping farmers, consumers, and allied industries to make informed decisions about beef cattle, poultry, sheep and goats, equine, swine, and meat science. And strengthening the competitiveness of the Wisconsin dairy industry through education and research.

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The Division of Extension Dairy Program strengthens the competitiveness of the Wisconsin dairy industry through statewide leadership in education and research.

The Division of Extension Livestock Program provides timely resources and information to help farmers, consumers and allied industry to make informed decisions about beef cattle, poultry, sheep and goats, equine, swine, and meat science. There are also resources for youth caring for livestock.

Animal agriculture is an important economic force in Rock County. It includes hundreds of family-owned farms, related businesses and industries that provide equipment, services and additional products farmers need to process, market and deliver food and fiber to consumers. The Rock County Dairy and Livestock program provides education and assistance to keep this important industry viable. It also works with local governments on land-use issues to protect our agricultural land base, one of the counties greatest natural resources.

Please contact Alison Pfau with any Dairy and Livestock questions.

Alison Pfau
Bilingual Regional Dairy Educator
Dane, Jefferson, Rock & Walworth Counties


  • Thinking about Farm Succession?  You know you should make plans for the future of the farm, but maybe you’re not sure where to start? Or maybe you’ve had a few conversations with your family or farming partners, but that conversation drifts to other more pressing matters about the operation.  It is common for farmers to […]
  • UW-Madison Extension Dairy ProgramHandling and administration of vaccine and medicine in cattle WorkshopApril 10-11, 2024 The training of the farm personnel has positive impacts on animal welfare and performance, thus increasing the overall farm profitability. To support beef and dairy farms and their employees, the UW-Extension Dairy program has developed the “Handling and administration of […]
  • This beef production workshop will highlight forage management practices to improve haying and grazing potential. Proper administration of antibiotics, vaccinations, and other animal health products will also be discussed along with a cattle market outlook and livestock risk protection options. Join UW-Madison Division of Extension Educators for an educational workshop on Beefing Up- Forage Management on Friday […]
  • Sept 20 & 27, Oct 4 & 11, 2023 To help Wisconsin Spanish dairy workers and the Spanish dairy industry to get the most current and update research information, UW-Extension has developed the Dairy Spanish Webinar El “Break” Info-Lechero. This Webinar is an update on different dairy topics covering reproduction, colostrum management, Fresh cows’ management, […]
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