I-29 Moo University

A newsletter for dairy producers - February 2017

VFD Resources for My Show Animal

By: Heidi Carroll, SDSU Extension Livestock Stewardship Associate

2017 Animal Care Wednesday Webinars Husbandry Practices in the Spotlight

January 1st marked the effective start date of the veterinary feed directive (VFD) regulations. During the January 4th Animal Care Wednesday Webinar we heard from two great speakers on resources for show animals regarding these new VFD regulations. Bernie O’Rourke, University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension Youth Livestock Specialist, shared how Wisconsin prepared their youth exhibitor families with information on the VFD regulations. Rob Eirich, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Educator and Director of Beef Quality Assurance, reviewed some of the background to the regulation and provided additional resources. Continue...

Dairy Robotic Milking Systems – What are the Economics?

By Jim Salfer, University of Minnesota Dairy Field Specialist

Over 35,000 robotic milking systems (RMS) units are operational on dairy farms around the world. The main reasons dairy producers install milking robots are to improve their lifestyle and to expand without hiring additional labor. Continue...
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Dairy Beef Short Course Registration

Registration will be available after February 24.

I-29 Moo University Conducted Winter Workshop Series

By Kim Clark, Dairy Extension Educator, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

With technology changes and new research findings, it is important that dairy producers learn about this information to make changes on their farm to remain sustainable and profitable. The I-29 Moo University hosted a winter workshop series titled “Hot Topics for Cold Days January 16-20, 2017.” Continue...

Calendar of Events

NOTE: All event times are Central Time.

2017
February
20: Carver County Dairy Expo, Minnesota
21: Nebraska State Dairy Association annual convention; Columbus, NE
24: Cattle Handling workshop; Beresford, SD. Click here for details.

March
1: Animal Care Wednesday Webinar. For topic information and to join the webinar, click here.
16: Cattle Handling workshop; Rosebud, SD. Click here for details.
28: I29 Moo University Dairy Beef Shortcourse. Sioux Falls, SD. Click here for details.
29-30: Central Plains Dairy Expo, Sioux Falls, SD

April
5: Animal Care Wednesday Webinar. For topic information and to join the webinar, click here.
18-19: UMDIA meetings, Rochester or St. Cloud. Click here for details.

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.