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I-29 Dairy Outreach Consortium sets workshop

By Staff | Dec 23, 2014

ORANGE CITY – Dairy producers and heifer growers may attend a one-day workshop called “Raising Your Best Calf Ever,” hosted by the I-29 Dairy Outreach Consortium.

The workshops will be held in South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota and North Dakota.

In Iowa, the workshop is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Jan. 5, 2015 at the Iowa State University Extension office in Sioux County, 400 Central Ave. NW, Suite 700 (building formerly downtown hospital) in Orange City.

Topics to be covered include:

!). Automatic calf feeders: Pro’s and con’s when utilizing, presented by Jim Paulson and Jim Salfer, regional Extension dairy educators, University of Minnesota.

2). Ventilation: When tube ventilation works and doesn’t work, presented by Kevin Janni, AG biosystems engineering specialist,UMN.

3). Milk replacers: Accelerated growth versus non-accelerated feeding, presented by Hugh Chester Jones, dairy specialist, UMN.

4). Heifer diets and considerations when feeding DDGS, presented by Jill Anderson, assistant professor, South Dakota State University, dairy science department.

5). Calf Health presented by Dr. Russ Daly, SDSU Extension veterinarian, dealing with respiratory and scours problems, and considerations for raising a healthy calf.

Daly also offers a brief update on the Veterinary Feed Directive.

To register visit iGrow.org/. Registration fee is $50 and due by Dec. 30 or $65 at the door.

Student registration is $20 and due by Dec. 30 or $25 at the door.

Western Iowa Dairy Alliance members will have up to $50 of their registration fee covered.

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