ORANGE CITY, Iowa – The deadline to register for the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dairy Team Annual Dairy Discussions Seminar is Nov. 27. The seminar is Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the ISU Extension and Outreach Sioux County office in Orange City.
This year’s focus is making genetic decisions profitable, with discussions on crossbreeding, pure-breeding, genomics, sexed semen and how to maximize profitability in the dairy industry.
The two key presentations will include:
- “Dairy Crossbreds: Where is the profit at?” by Amy Hazel, junior scientist at the University of Minnesota
- “Application of Genomics and Sexed Semen to Maximize Profits” by James Koltes, assistant professor of animal science at Iowa State University
There will also be a producer panel, which will focus on breeding decisions and profitability. Local panelists will include Eric Van Wyk, Dykstra Dairy, Maurice; Roger Stensland, Stensland Bros. Dairy, Larchwood; Darren Davelaar, Country Edge Dairy, Inwood; and Leroy Eggink, Great Heritage Holsteins, Sibley.
There is no fee to attend, thanks to the sponsorship of Sioux Dairy Equipment, and Van Zee Enterprises. To register, visit https://form.jotform.com/4Hregion1/dairy-discussions-2019, or call 712-737-4230.
For more information, contact Fred Hall, Northwest Iowa dairy specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach, at 712-737-4230, or firstname.lastname@example.org.