ORANGE CITY, Iowa – Iowa dairy producers have the opportunity to learn about emerging dairy industry issues during the 2023 Dairy Days events hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The program will be held at four eastern Iowa locations and one northwest Iowa location in January.
In Northwest Iowa, Dairy Days will be offered Tuesday, Jan. 31 at Dordt University’s Ag Stewardship Center near Sioux Center.
Topics and presenters are as follows. Note that the named presenters are dairy specialists with ISU Extension and Outreach.
- Raising Your Best Dairy Heifer, Larry Tranel.
- Weaning: The Other Transition, Jennifer Bentley.
- Using Records to Meet Your Heifer Goals, Gail Carpenter.
- Dairy Heifer Market Outlook, Fred Hall.
- Research Spotlight, Iowa State Graduate Students
The day-long event has been developed to help dairy producers learn about current practices and hear the latest research. All topics are designed to help producers make sound herd management decisions.
“With nearly 25 percent of a dairy’s production costs associated with raising heifer replacements, optimizing growth and health is important to every dairy operation,” said Fred Hall, dairy specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach in northwest Iowa. “We anticipate great discussion and learning during this year’s Dairy Days.”
Check-in for all events starts at 9:45 a.m. and the program will conclude by 2:30 p.m. There is no cost to attend the program. However, registration is encouraged to plan for noon meal and proceedings. Local sponsors will be recognized at each event.
Registration is requested by the Friday before each event to reserve a meal. For the Jan. 31 program, register by Friday, Jan. 27 online at https://go.iastate.edu/2023DAIRYDAYS.
For more information or assistance registering, contact Hall at 712-737-4230 or email@example.com.
–Kiley Biedenfeld, Iowa State University Extension