• Kalona, IA
  • United States

Local Dairy Days Feature Profitable Dairy Practices
Producers learn successful herd management strategies based on current research

Iowa dairy producers have the opportunity to learn about emerging dairy industry issues at the 2017 Dairy Days hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists. The program is scheduled at seven eastern Iowa locations between Jan. 16 and Feb. 2.
“The ISU Extension and Outreach Dairy Team conducts this workshop to provide the latest research to Iowa’s dairy producers,” said Jennifer Bentley, ISU Extension and Outreach dairy specialist. “Our goal is to help producers make sound herd management decisions that are backed by current and relevant information.”
“This day-long program offers producers an opportunity to hear up-to-date information.They can also talk with our speakers for answers to their specific situations,” said Bentley.

Topics covered at 2017 Dairy Days will include:
 Colostrum Quality: How Does Yours Measure Up?   Jenn Bentley, dairy specialist

 Millionaire Model Dairies: Show Me the Money!   Larry Tranel, dairy specialist

 Woodland and Wildlife Mgt/Opportunities on your Dairy?   Jesse Randall/Adam Janke, forestry/wildlife specialist
 Keys to Successful Farm Transition    Melissa O’Rourke, farm management specialist
 Silage, Snaplage and Shredlage: Know your Forages    Dr. Hugo Ramirez, assistant professor and dairy specialist

 Balancing SCC and Milk Quality Decisions   Dr. Leo Timms, professor and dairy specialist

Dairy Days will be offered at seven Iowa locations:  Jan. 16 in Waverly, Jan. 17 in Calmar,Jan. 19 in Riceville, Jan. 30 in Bloomfield, Jan. 31 in Kalona, Feb. 1 in Holy Cross, andFeb. 2 in Ryan. Registration starts at 9:30 am and the program will conclude by 3:00 p.m.Contact your county ISU Extension and Outreach office for more information.

A $15 registration fee covers the noon meal and proceedings costs. Pre-registration is requested by the Friday before each event to reserve a meal. Vouchers for the event maybe available at your local agri-service providers or veterinarian’s office.
For more information contact your local county ISU Extension and Outreach office or your local dairy specialist, Jennifer Bentley at 563-382-2949 or Larry Tranel at 563-583-6496

Related links:
ISU Extension Dairy Specialists - http://www.extension.iastate.edu/ag/dairyISU Extension Dairy Team - http://www.extension.iastate.edu/dairyteam/

Related publications:
Dairy Publications in the Extension Store -http://store.extension.iastate.edu/Topic/Livestock/Dairy-Cattle