March 5-6 will be the dates for on-farm calf tours in northwest Iowa. Contact Kevin Lager in the Sioux County Extension office for more information at 712-737-4230 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NE Iowa Dairy Foundation plans annual meeting, open house on March 27
The annual meeting of the Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation will feature an open house of the robotic milking addition, March 27, 2-7 pm. For more information call 563-534-9957 or visit www.iowadairycenter.com.
ISU Dairy Webinar Series planned in March
Mark your calendars for ISU Extension and Outreach Dairy Team noon webinars, March 13, 20 and 27. Issues surrounding calf management and feeding systems will be highlighted.
Topics will include early life management factors, facilities and ventilation, and automatic calf feeder management. Presenters will include Howard Tyler, ISU Professor of Animal Science, Lee Kilmer, ISU Extension Dairy Specialist, Jenn Bentley, Extension Dairy Specialist, Dan Huyser, Extension Ag Engineer, and Rebecca Brotzman, Outreach Specialist at the Dairyland Initiative.
This webinar is sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and North Central Risk Management Education Center. If you’d like to join the webinar or would like more information contact Jenn Bentley at email@example.com or 563-382-2949.
Dairy Management Workshops set, Feb. 5 & 7
Minnesota Milk Producers Association’s (MMPA) Dairy Management Workshops will be held at two locations:
• Feb. 5, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., International Event Center, Rochester, MN.
• Feb. 7, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Freeport Community Center, Freeport, MN.
Matt Lange, Business Consultant, will demonstrate how to organize and highlight key financial, production, and management targets that define successful dairying. Other featured presentations are:
• 2014 Dairy Outlook: Production, Prices & Policy, by Dr. Marin Bozic, University of Minnesota
• Who Cares about Milk Quality? The Cow? The Producer? The Consumer? by Zoetis veterinarians, Dr. Gary Neubauer and Dr. Marty Wayne.
The day will conclude with several roundtable discussions. Come prepared to ask questions and learn from peers on a variety of topics from achieving 40,000 pound rolling herd average to tips on negotiating land rents. Register today! The registration fee is $30/person for MMPA members and $50/person for non-members. Pre-registration is not required but encouraged to guarantee lunch and program materials. Visit www.mnmilk.org/dmw for additional details.