2018 Summer Tour
Wisconsin Cattlemen’s Association to Host Summer Production Tour
For Immediate Release: April 25, 2018
Wisconsin Cattlemen’s Association
632 Grand Canyon Drive
Madison, WI 53719
Madison, Wi: The Wisconsin Cattlemen’s Association (WCA) will be hosting the first Summer Cattle Production Tour in central Wisconsin. The tour will be held on Saturday, June 30 featuring three stops in central Wisconsin. The goal of the tour is to fulfill the mission of the organization to promote networking of beef producers and learning from other producers.
The first stop on the tour will be Eron Beef, LLC near Stevens Point, WI. The feedlot operation is owned and operated by Dave Eron and feeds both Holstein steers and colored cattle. Recently Dave built a slatted floor facility to move his finishing cattle operation from dirt lots in order to have a more controlled environment for feeding cattle as well as capture more value from the manure generated. Dave utilizes a variety of by-product feeds to lower his feed costs and maintain a competitive advantage. Dave also focuses on technology, low-stress cattle handling and modern data/performance tracking to be competitive.
The second stop on the tour will be Bula-Gieringer Farms, located near Coloma, WI. Jay Wodill currently manages the operation. The farm was established in 1980 when a partnership was formed between Mark Bula and Mark Gieringer to raise vegetable, row crops, and cattle. The farm maintains a 450 head of cows comprised of Angus, Simmental, and Sim-Angus with commercial and purebred herds. The farm utilizes local marsh for summer pasture, crop residue when available, and winter feeding consisting of haylage, corn silage, ryelage and baled hay. The spring calves are sold at the end of the year directly to a feedlot for finishing. Bula-Geiringer also has two cooperator herd relationships with Nichols Farms of Bridgewater, IA and Thomas Angus Ranch of Backer City, OR.
The final stop will be at Matt Brennman Farms near Pardeeville, WI. Matt’s farm showcased the diversity of the industry with his enterprises of embryo transfer cooperator herd, custom cattle feeder, and custom bull development. Matt was awarded 2019 WCA Cattlemen of the Year at the WCA Winter Conference this past February. Matt owns 400 commercial cows; custom feeds over 500 head of cattle and farms 1600 acres. This past winter he hosted the first bull sale at the farm for his customers that develop bulls in his newly built bull development facility. At this final stop, a dinner will be provided with meat provided by Linz Heritage Angus.
The tour will also have special guest, Kevin Kester, 2018 NCBA President. He will provide an update on NCBA efforts in Washington D.C. on behalf of cattlemen. Both lunch and dinner are provided on the tour. Busses will leave from both Abbotsford and DeForest, WI and provide transportation for the day. Registration for this one-day program and meals will be $40 prior to June 1 and then $45 for late registration until June 22. You can register online at www.wisconsincattlemen.com or contact WCA at 608-228-1457 or email@example.com.
WCA is looking forward to a great event, and hope to see you there!
Posted: May 18, 2018