Several news organizations, including Channel 5 (WABI), Channel 2 (WLBZ) and the Channel 7 (WVII) Nov. 5 morning newscast reported on the Northeast Regional Dairy Challenge organized by the University of Maine Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension this weekend in Waterville. Hundreds of students from throughout the Northeast, including Canada, visited several area dairy farms in teams to assess and analyze dairy operations, looking for ways to improve operational efficiency and profits. Dave Marcinkowski, UMaine Cooperative Extension dairy specialist and challenge co-organizer, told Channel 2 that the challenge tests students’ dairy management skills and can offer farms helpful efficiency ideas.
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