I-29 Moo University

A newsletter for dairy producers - December 2015

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Who is the CEO of Your Dairy?

By Jim Salfer, University of Minnesota Extension Educator-Dairy

Who is the CEO of your dairy? I often ask dairy producers this question and the typical first reaction is a puzzled look like they really haven't thought about it; then a common response is "I am, I guess." One of the main duties of the CEO is to provide leadership to the business. Continue...

What is Your Pregnant Cow Worth???? Workshop

Monday, Jan. 11th 2016 at 9am to Friday, Jan. 15th 2016 at 3pm

North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, and Nebraska

This workshop will feature one agenda at five locations. (See flyer below)

Registration fee is only $50 before December 31, 2015 and $65 after December 31.

More information and registration are here.

Keeping Your Vaccines Viable

By Tracey Erickson, South Dakota State University Dairy Field Specialist


Vaccines are a vital part of keeping all livestock healthy. Vaccines help in the prevention of disease, which results in less utilization of antibiotics due to fewer sick animals. Vaccines provide protective immunity approximately 21 days following the initial vaccination in the majority of livestock. Continue...

Using Inoculants Effectively

By: JW Schroeder, North Dakota State University Extension Dairy Specialist

Now that the silage is in the bunk, silo or bag, the process of fermentation is under way.

Many have begun using inoculants during harvest to improve their silage quality. So now that you added an inoculant, what could go wrong? Continue...

Calendar of Events

2016
January
8- Iowa State Dairy Association Annual meeting; Prairie Links Golf Center, Waverly, IA. Click here for more details.
11-15 - I29 Dairy Consortium Winter Program titled "What is Your Pregnant Cow Worth?" Click here for more information and location details. See flyer below for details and locations.
18- Dairy Days; Waverly, IA. 9:30 am registration and 3:00 pm conclusion. $15 registration fee. Click here for more details.
19- Dairy Days; Calmar, IA. 9:30 am registration and 3:00 pm conclusion. $15 registration fee. Click here for more details.
20- Dairy Days; Riceville, IA. 9:30 am registration and 3:00 pm conclusion. $15 registration fee. Click here for more details.

February
1-Dairy Days; Bloomfield, IA. 9:30 am registration and 3:00 pm conclusion. $15 registration fee. Click here for more details.
2 - Nebraska State Dairy Association annual convention; Ramada Inn, Columbus, NE. Additional details coming soon.
2-Dairy Days; Kalona, IA. 9:30 am registration and 3:00 pm conclusion. $15 registration fee. Click here for more details.
3-Dairy Days; Holy Cross, IA. 9:30 am registration and 3:00 pm conclusion. $15 registration fee. Click here for more details.
4-Dairy Days; Ryan, IA. 9:30 am registration and 3:00 pm conclusion. $15 registration fee. Click here for more details.
9-11 - World Ag Expo; Tulare, CA
End of February-Crisis Preparedness workshop; Nebraska. Full details coming soon!
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About Us

The I-29 MOO University is represented by Dairy Extension Educators and allied partners from Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.