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Midwest Dairy & Beef Day

Midwest Dairy & Beef Day

December 13 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Event Description

MIDWEST DAIRY DAY: ENHANCING VALUE FROM BREEDING TO FEEDING

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, the Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation, and Northeast Iowa Community College collaborate to offer the annual Midwest Dairy and Beef Day. This year’s event will discuss opportunities and challenges to adding value to dairy calves and dairy beef cross calves. Producers will also share their experiences from feeding to breeding during a panel discussion. Midwest Dairy and Beef Day is open to all beef producers, dairy producers, students and industry persons.

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SCHEDULE

10-10:15 a.m.
Sign In, Iowa’s Dairy Center Lobby

10:15-11 a.m.

REALIZING THE VALUE OF HOLSTEIN STEERS
Dan Shaefer, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Animal Science Professor
Performance and cost of production of Holstein steers have become consistently predictable.
The consistency of Holstein progeny sired by beef breed bulls remains to be determined.

11-11:30 a.m.
BREEDING OBJECTIVES TO ADD VALUE TO BULL CALVES
Denise Schwab, Iowa State University Extension, Beef Specialist
Not all black bulls are created equal. Understand the beef bull selection data and find appropriate bulls for crossing on dairy cows.

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Elements of Developing an Implant Strategy
Dan Loy, Ph.D. Iowa State University, Director of Iowa Beef Center & Extension Beef Specialist
Growth promotant implants are important tools for efficient production of dairy beef steers. With long feeding periods the development of an implant strategy can be a daunting task. Dan Loy will break down the elements of developing an implant strategy.

12:15-1:15 p.m.
Lunch

1:15-2 p.m.
Genomics: A Practical Teaching Tool
Dave Lawstuen, Chair, Iowa’s Dairy Center, NICC Agriculture Faculty
Iowa’s Dairy Center utilizes genomic testing to determine which mothers of the next generation and which will be the next dairy steers.

2-3 p.m.
Producer Panel
Area producers will share information and answer questions about their successful dairy beef operations
answering questions about their successful dairy steer programs.

Venue

Iowa’s Dairy Center
1527 Highway 150 South
Calmar, IA 52132 United States
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Website:
http://www.iowadairycenter.com/

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