Feeding for Protein and Profit Webinar Is Sept. 27

Presenters will cover how to modify dairy rations to encourage more protein

September 8, 2023, 8:05 am | Fred M. Hall

ORANGE CITY, Iowa - The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dairy Team’s 2023 Dairy Webinar Series continues Wednesday, Sept. 27 from noon to 1 p.m. CDT, with a focus on feeding for protein and profit.

Dairy cows eating silage.“The August protein price moved up to $2.08 from the July price of $1.15 per pound of protein," said Fred Hall, dairy specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach. "This refocuses producer interest in increasing the protein content of their milk."

Dairy specialists have aligned two presenters to help producers and nutritionists understand how to modify dairy rations, to encourage more protein.

Gail Carpenter, assistant professor in dairy and extension dairy specialist at Iowa State, will present on rumen health and improved milk components.

David Atwell will discuss what producers can do to increase the yield of milk protein pounds in the tank. Atwell joined Adisseo in 2016 and serves as dairy technical and business development lead for the upper Midwest and Western United States. Atwell holds a Ph.D. in dairy nutrition from the University of Illinois. He has worked in the dairy industry for 33 years in a variety of roles, from technical services to nutrition consulting. 

There is no fee to participate in this webinar; however, preregistration is required at least one hour before. Preregister online at: https://go.iastate.edu/XAB2GM.

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