Dec. 3 2019 04:42 PM

Midwest Dairy & Beef Day: Enhancing Value from Breeding to Feeding

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Friday, Dec. 13 | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Iowa's Dairy Center

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. Beef producers, dairy producers, industry persons and students are encouraged to attend.

Sessions for the day include:

•Realizing the Value of Holstein Steers

Dan Schaefer, 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.

•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.

•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.

•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.

•Producer Panel

Area producers will share information and answer questions about their successful dairy beef operations

This program is generously supported by local businesses and is free of charge for participants. Please register by Thursday, Dec. 5 to reserve your seat. Please register below or call NICC at 800-728-2256, ext. 399 to register now.


See you there!