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“This event is a great opportunity to keep up-to-date on relevant and timely topics in the dairy industry,” says Mike Brouk, K-State dairy extension specialist. “Presenters will share take-home messages about animal monitoring systems, heifer development, managing reproductive programs, managing feed cost and silage management. In addition, speakers will give an update on research projects that were conducted last year at K-State related to reproduction, health and nutrition.”
Key topics to be discussed are:
- Andreia Ferreira Machado & Dr. Victor Gomez Leon - Association of a new phenotype – “Anogenital distance and in-vitro embryo production in dairy cattle”
- Dr. Victor Gomez Leon – “Results of the 2021 Kansas dairy producer’s needs survey and future paths”s
- Dr. Logan Thompson – “Basics of greenhouse gas emissions”
- Dr. Michael Kleinhenz – “Disbudding calves with pain management”
- Janet Bailey - “KDA/KDC Update”
- Ron Grusenmeyer - “Midwest Dairy Association Update”
- Dr. Mike Brouk – “Consideration of Health Traits in Breeding Programs”
- Dr. Billy Brown - “You can manage what you can measure: Predicting feed intake in individual lactating cows”
- Santiago Paez Hurtado – “Effect of increasing omega-3 diet content on milk production and feed intake of high-producing Holsteins cows”
- Dr. Mike Brouk – “KSU Dairy Unit – Past, Present and Future”
The Kansas Dairy Commission is the lunch sponsor for both meetings and the Hutchinson meeting will be hosted in conjunction with the Reno County DHIA Annual Meeting. Both days will begin at 9:45 a.m. and adjourn at 3 p.m.
People interested in attending are encouraged to pre-register. For Hutchison call 620-662-2371 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org . For Seneca call 785-336-2184 or e-mail email@example.com.
More information about K-State Dairy Days, including the schedule for both locations, is available online at asi.ksu.edu/DairyDays. For questions, contact Brouk at firstname.lastname@example.org.