Dairy Discussions: Making Genetic Decisions Profitable
The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dairy Team will host its annual Dairy Discussions Seminar on Tuesday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the ISU Extension and Outreach Sioux County office in Orange City.
This year’s focus is making genetic decisions profitable, with discussions on crossbreeding, pure-breeding, genomics, sexed semen and how to maximize profitability in the dairy industry.
The two key presentations include:
- “Dairy Crossbreds: Where is the profit at?” by Amy Hazel, University of Minnesota
- “Application of Genomics and Sexed Semen to Maximize Profits” by Dr. James Koltes, Iowa State University.
There will also be a producer panel which will focus on breeding decisions and profitability. Local panelists will include Eric Van Wyk, Dykstra Dairy, Maurice; Roger Stensland, Stensland Bros. Dairy, Larchwood; Darren Davelaar, Country Edge Dairy, Inwood; and Leroy Eggink, Great Heritage Holsteins, Sibley.
There is no fee to attend the program, but registration is required. To register, visit https://form.jotform.com/4Hregion1/dairy-discussions-2019 or call 712-737-4230. Deadline to register is Nov. 27.
For more information, contact Fred Hall, Northwest Iowa Dairy Specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach, at 712-737-4230 or email@example.com.