The I-29 Dairy Outreach Consortium is offering the Moo University, Dairy Beef Short Course March 24, 2015 as part of the Central Plains Dairy Expo pre-conference educational events.

This event is being co-sponsored by the I-29 Dairy Outreach Consortium which includes SDSU Extension, University of Minnesota Extension, Iowa State University Extension, North Dakota State University Extension, and Nebraska Extension Services, Iowa State Dairy Association, South Dakota Dairy Producers, & SW MN Dairy Profit Group and Hubbard Feeds. 

The Moo University, Dairy Beef Short Course which will be held March 24 begins at 11 a.m. and concludes around 3 p.m. in rooms 6 & 7 of the Sioux Falls Convention Center in Sioux Falls, S.D. (1201 N. West Avenue).

This event is free and lunch will be provided to attendees. 

Due to limited seating capacity, attendees are encouraged to pre-register for the event. To pre-register, for this free short course, contact Tracey Erickson, SDSU Extension Dairy Specialist at 605.882.5140 or by email.

Short Course Topics

Topics to be covered during the short Course include the following:

  • Is There Profit in Dairy Steers? Economics (Budgets, Breakeven & Marketing) of Dairy Beef Production; led by Robert Tigner, Nebraska Extension Educator, Agriculture
  • Nutritional and Management Strategies for Dairy Beef Producers; led by Reid McDaniels, SDSU Extension Beef Feedlot Specialist.
  • The impact of the Veterinary Feed Directive on Dairy Beef Production; led by Russ Daly, SDSU Extension Veterinarian, Associate Professor and State Public Health Veterinarian.
  • Specialized Management for Dairy Beef: High energy feeding, implants, marketing dairy beef; led by Hubbard Feed's representative.

Upon completion of the seminar attendees are encouraged to partake in the evening activities during the Welcome Reception for the Central Plains Dairy Expo, featuring Thompson Square as entertainment.

The Welcome Reception is free to dairy producers, dairy beef feeders and others in the dairy industry. It is being held in the Sanford Premier Center, which is adjacent to the Convention Center.  To learn more, visit the Central Plains Dairy Expo website.

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