I-29 Moo University

A newsletter for dairy producers - January 2016

“To Dip or Not to Dip?” That is the Question (“In Winter”)!

By Leo Timms, Iowa State University Extension & Outreach State Dairy Specialist

A little snow, a few freezing temps,and some crazy wind chills have raised questions and

concerns about winter teat problems! We’re there again, and the same old question pops up: To dip or not to dip? If so, with what? And what else can we do to stop winter

teat problems? Let’s start with why dip? Continue...

Wisdom of Doug

By David Schmidt, Research Engineer and Instructor, University of Minnesota

“I’m not smart enough to know if we have climate change or global warming. I do know that it’s good stewardship to recapture the resources in our control to harvest them, to make them part of the business revenue. And I also know that if we do that successfully, we will have virtually eliminated the environmental footprint we are causing to society.”

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Animal Handling & Welfare: Take the Lead!

By Tracey Erickson, SDSU Extension Dairy Field Specialist


In the past two weeks a couple of e-newsletter articles came across my desk Their headlines caught my attention: “Man arrested after undercover video reveals alleged abuse at Perdue chicken supplier” and “New Mexico dairy employee sentenced in animal cruelty case”. In both cases, the investigations were resulted from undercover videos and the operations and industries are paying a heavy price as a result. Continue...

Calendar of Events

2016
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
23-Crisis Preparedness workshop; Nebraska. Full details coming soon!

March
29 - I-29 Moo University: Dairy Beef Short Course; starting at Central Plains Dairy Expo; Full details coming soon!
29-31 - Central Plains Dairy Expo; Sioux Falls, SD.
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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.