The information below has been supplied by dairy marketers and other industry organizations. It has not been edited, verified or endorsed by Hoard’s Dairyman.Hosted annually to update and inform dairy producers and allied industry on hot topics and findings from research projects relevant to the Kansas dairy industry, this year’s Kansas Dairy Days will be hosted at Hutchinson on Thursday, November 10, and Seneca on Tuesday, November 15.
“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.