Hosted annually to update and inform dairy producers and allied industry on hot topics and findings from research projects relevant to the Kansas dairy industry, this year's Kansas Dairy Days will be hosted in Seneca on Thursday, Feb. 1 and Whiteside on Friday, Feb. 2.
"We encourage allied industry and dairy employees, managers and producers to join us for one of this year's Dairy Days," says Luis Mendonca, K-State dairy extension specialist. "The day will be information packed including a presentation by Dr. John Goeser, Rock River Laboratory animal nutrition, research and innovation director, about moving your dairy toward better margins and increased grain and starch utilization plus Dr. A.J. Tarpoff will lead a session focused on dairy beef quality assurance guidelines."
Other key topics that will be discussed are:
• Producer panel discussing technology practices implemented
• Resynchronization strategies for open lactating cows
• Glucose needs in transition cows
• Transition cow health during Kansas' summer
• Midwest Dairy Association and Kansas Department of Ag/Kansas Department of Commerce update
The Kansas Dairy Commission is the lunch sponsor for both meetings and the Whiteside meeting will be hosted in conjunction with the Reno County DHIA Annual Meeting. Both days will begin at 9:45 a.m. and adjourn at 3 p.m.
People interested in attending are encouraged to pre-register. For the Seneca location call 785-336-2184 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; Whiteside location call 620-662-2371 or e-mail email@example.com.
More information about K-State Dairy Day, including the schedule for both locations is available online at asi.ksu.edu. If you have questions, you can contact Mendonca at firstname.lastname@example.org or 785-532-2652