Iowa State Extension and Outreach will hold Dairy Days in January and February

Iowa dairy producers have the opportunity to learn about emerging dairy industry issues at the 2017 Dairy Days hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists. The program is scheduled at seven eastern Iowa locations between Jan. 16 and Feb. 2.

“The ISU Extension and Outreach Dairy Team conducts this workshop to provide the latest research to Iowa’s dairy producers,” said Jennifer Bentley, ISU Extension and Outreach dairy specialist. “Our goal is to help producers make sound herd management decisions that are backed by current and relevant information.”

“This day-long program offers producers an opportunity to hear up-to-date information. They can also talk with our speakers for answers to their specific situations,” said Bentley.

Topics covered at 2017 Dairy days will include: colostrum quality; illionaire model dairies; woodland and wildlife management opportunities on your dairy; keys to successful farm transition; silage, snaplage and shredlage; and, balancing SCC and milk quality decisions.

Dairy Days will be offered at seven Iowa locations: Jan. 16 in Waverly, Jan. 17 in Calmar, Jan. 19 in Riceville, Jan. 30 in Bloomfield, Jan. 31 in Kalona, Feb. 1 in Holy Cross, and Feb. 2 in Ryan. Registration starts at 9:30 am and the program will conclude by 3:00 p.m. Contact your county ISU Extension and Outreach office for more information.

A $15 registration fee covers the noon meal and proceedings costs. Pre-registration is requested by the Friday before each event to reserve a meal. Vouchers for the event may be available at your local agri-service providers or veterinarian’s office.

For more information contact ISU Extension and Outreach or local dairy specialists Jennifer Bentley at 563-382-2949 or Larry Tranel at 563-583-6496.

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