Weekly eNewsletter | May 10, 2021 | Volume 161
Farmers Being Proactive With Vaccines
Maple Ridge Dairy owner Brian Forrest oversees the health and well-being of 1,700-plus dairy animals on a farm in rural Marathon County near Stratford, Wis. Forrest is concerned about animal health, but just as concerned about protecting the health of those who need to be on the farm, such as veterinarians, milk haulers, visitors, construction crews, salespeople, employees’ families and all the people they interact with. And, he’s concerned about his own family’s health. 

These are among the reasons why Forrest believed it was important for him to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

“I’m very supportive of the vaccine and now have both immunizations. It’s the key, the ticket to get out of this thing we’re all so sick of, this pandemic. For me personally, vaccines are a no-brainer. 
June - Dairy Month!

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Which farm animal has evolved from Dinosaurs?
WLIC Welcomes New Staff Member
WLIC is excited to announce the addition of Christina (Tina) Lorino to our staff! Tina started last week and is returning after being a temporary employee of WLIC during the 2019 renewal.

Tina graduated in 2014 from St. Norbert University where she majored in Philosophy.

Currently, Tina enjoys cooking, traveling to Japan, and anything involving the Japanese culture, as well as traveling around Wisconsin to find new destinations with her husband, Mike. She is a pet lover and has two cats, Thunder and Rain. Tina also serves as the Vice President of the Obihiro Sister Cities non-profit organization.

Tina will be heading WLIC’s data entry efforts as well as handling phone correspondence with Producers. Welcome, Tina!

Visit WLIC online to view the tag variation available to fit your production needs!
Systems Management of Disease Includes Vaccination
Managing infectious diseases in cattle herds involves all aspects of the beef cow-calf system.
The systems approach includes matching genetic selection to resources, meeting nutrition requirements, reducing environmental stress and the use of specific vaccine protocols.
Wisconsin Pork Association Will Meet
The Wisconsin Pork Association (WPA) will host their annual meeting at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells on June 2. All Wisconsin pork producers are invited to participate in this daylong event. There is no fee to register, but you must RSVP no later than May 21st to reserve a lunch.
Livestock Roundup
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture recently awarded $6.72 million in funding for 15 grants to enhance animal reproduction and $4.05 million in funding for eight grants that will improve the welfare and well-being of agricultural animals.
Chickens evolved from dinosaurs and are the closest living relative to the T-rex.
Thanks to our Gold Members
Thanks to our Bronze Members
Thanks to our Corporate Plus Members
ABS Global, Inc.
AgCountry Farm Credit Services
Cooperative Network
Dairy Business Association
DeWitt, LLP
Johnsonville Sausage LLC
Semex USA
Wisconsin Cattlemen's Association
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation
Wisconsin Pork Association
Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association