• Feb. 13 – Decatur, Back 40 Junction Restaurant
Indiana Dairy Producer of the Year nominees sought
The Indiana Dairy Producers are seeking nominations for the Dairy Producer of the Year and Young Dairy Producer of the Year awards.
Dairy producers can self-nominate or nominate a worthy fellow dairy farmer. Dairy industry representatives are also encouraged to submit nominations. Nominations are due by Feb. 21.
Nomination forms can be downloaded here. Please submit completed nominations to Dr. Mike Schutz, Purdue University, 125 South Russell Street West Lafayette, IN 47907, firstname.lastname@example.org, Fax: 765-494-9347.
IDP, PDMP members to meet at Fair Oaks
The Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania (PDMP) are planning a dairy tour to Indiana, joining members of the Indiana Dairy Producers at Fair Oaks, March 25.
The plans include a tour of the Dairy Adventure, Pig Adventure, a meeting with Mike McCloskey and lunch. The group will travel to Hidden View Dairy, a farm featuring tunnel ventilation, a 72-cow rotary, and a "hybrid" methane digester.
The dinner program will feature Kevin Jones, Ghost Hollow Consulting, discussing the “six elements of dairy profitability.”
Cost is $50 per person, with participation limited to 55. Call Doug Leman at 317-695-8228 to register.
Ohio: Buckeye Dairy News posted
The January 2014 Issue of the Buckeye Dairy News has been posted at: http://dairy.osu.edu, then click on Buckeye Dairy News. This month’s articles include: U.S. Dairy Update: Exports and Policy Top the List, Dr. Cameron S. Thraen, Associate Professor and OSUE State Dairy Markets and Policy Specialist, Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, The Ohio State University It’s Game Time. Are You In It?, Dianne Shoemaker, Field Specialist, Dairy Production Economics, The Ohio State University Extension Youth Dairy Program Updates, Ms. Bonnie Ayars, Dairy Judging Teams Coach and Extension Youth Specialist, Ohio State University
Wisconsin: Cow care and compromised cattle meeting
Although all farmers strive to take excellent care of their animals, there are times when animals are sick or injured and are not able to stand on their own. There are various circumstances that require special attention to the animal’s condition or situation.
University and industry experts will share information about the proper and appropriate care of animals that are compromised at three Wisconsin meetings in February.