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Northwest Iowa Dairy Days set

By Staff | Feb 2, 2014

ORANGE CITY – Iowa State University Extension specialists will converge in Northwest Iowa to provide dairy producers the opportunity to hear information on emerging dairy industry issues at the “2014 ISU Extension Dairy Days.”

Dairy Days is offered at two locations – Feb. 25 in Rock Rapids, at the Forster Community Center; and Feb. 26, in Orange City, at the Sioux County Extension office.

At both meetings, registration starts at 9:30 a.m. and the program concludes by 3 p.m. A $15 registration fee covers expenses.

The preregistration deadline is Feb. 20.

This program, conducted by the ISU Extension dairy team, assists producers in making management decisions utilizing the latest research.

This year Kevin Lager, Extension dairy specialist, will discuss producer surveys on calf management practices.

Dr. Lee Kilmer, Extension dairy specialist and professor of animal science, talks about best management practices with “Leave No Dairy Calf Behind.”

Kris Kohl, and ISU Extension ag engineer, will offer information on calf facilities and ventilation.

After the noon meal, Dr. Lee Kilmer will share information on optimizing heifer enterprises.

Melissa O’Rourke, an ISU Extension farm management specialist, will provides information on top legal issues dairy producers should know.

Angie Rieck-Hinz, and ISU Extension program specialist, will work through assessing manure management for compliance.

During the program there will be a dairy herd management survey of practices.

Details about each date are available by contacting a county ISU Extension office or the area dairy specialist – Kevin Lager, at (712) 737-4230.

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