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Registration open for annual I-29 dairy workshop

By Staff | Dec 13, 2015

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Dairy producers are invited to attend the 2016 Annual Winter Workshop set for 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Sioux County Extension office, 400 Central Ave. NW, in Orange City.

The theme is “What is your pregnant cow worth?”

The workshop cost is $50 per person, $20 for college and technical school students if they register before Dec. 31.

After Dec. 31, the price will increase to $65 per person and $25 per student. To register, visit iGrow.org/events.

“This workshop will focus on everything from synchronization of cows, the latest in genomics and genetics, using records to get the best in cow performance, reproduction economics and the impacts of labor on reproduction while trying to boost employee performance,” said Tracey Erickson, a South Dakota State University Extension dairy field specialist.

The workshop’s agenda is:

  • 9 a.m. registration.
  • 10 a.m. welcome.
  • 10:15 a.m. synchronization 101, led by Dr. Ryan Breuer, an Iowa State University veterinarian.
  • 11 a.m. “Genomics and Genetics: Optimizing Your Choices,” led by Jim Paulson, University of Minnesota.
  • 11:45 a.m. break and provided lunch at 12:15 p.m.
  • 12:45 p.m. “Managing Personnel to Maximize Your Profits,” led by Tracey Erickson, an SDSU Extension field specialist; and Dr. J.W. Schroeder, North Dakota State University.
  • 1:30 p.m. “Using Records to Keep Your Herd Performing,” led by Jim Salfer, University of Minnesota.
  • 2:15 p.m. “Reproduction and Economics,” led by Robert Tigner, University of Nebraska.
  • 3 p.m. Wrap-up and evaluation

For more information and to register, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/what-is-your-pregnant-cow-worth-workshops-tickets-19824061301.

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