Dairy nutrition, calf management and milk quality will be the lead topics at the upcoming Missouri Dairy Profit Seminars February 14-18 at five locations around the state.

“These one day seminars are being held at Sedalia, Springfield, Lebanon, Union and Jackson and are open to all dairy farmers and allied industry,” says Missouri Dairy Association President Larry Purdom of Purdy, MO.

“In addition, there will be commercial exhibitors at all locations with additional dairy production information.” 

The topics to be addressed include:

  · “Corn Silage-From Field to Feed”--Matt Waldron of the University of Missouri

  · “Nutrition Navigation Technology-your destination is optimum performance”--Keith Schwinke of Alltech

  · “What’s Next After Prop B?”--Dave Drennan of the Missouri Dairy Association

  · “400,000 and Below:  It is being accomplished in Missouri”--Dr. Scott Poock of the University of Missouri

  · “What is Your #1 Resource on Your Farm?”--Lewis Anderson of Calf-Tel by Hample Corporation

  · “Using Rumensin in Lactating Dairy Cows to Increase Milk Production Efficiency”--Dr. Kelly Perfield of Elanco Animal Health

These seminars are a cooperative effort between the Missouri Dairy Association, the Commercial Agriculture Program and University of Missouri Extension.

Registration is $20.00 payable at the door and luncheon reservations are required by calling these Extension Offices:

Monday, February 14, Pork Palace, State Fair Grounds, Sedalia -- Extension Office (660) 827-0591

Tuesday, Feb. 15,   Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites, Springfield (2720 North Glenstone just off I-44) -- Tony Richard at 417/847-3161  

Wednesday, Feb. 16, Laclede Electric Coop Office, Lebanon -- Ted Probert at (417) 741-6134

Thursday, Feb. 17, Knights of Columbus Hall, Hwy 50 West, Union -- Ken Bolte at (636) 583-5141

Friday, Feb. 18, Cape Girardeau County Extension Office (684 W. Jackson Trail, Jackson) --Extension Office (573) 243-3581

Source: Missouri Dairy Association