Northeast Iowa Community College and The Northeast Iowa Community Based Dairy Foundation will be hosting an important and timely school for the dairy producer. The Midwest Dairy Nutrition and Feeding School, scheduled for Tuesday, March 3, 2009 from 9:30 to 3:00, features industry experts, a producer panel and exhibits that benefit the dairy producer.
The primary focus of the School will be controlling the rising cost of feed and ideas for implementing quality at lower costs without impacting production. Communication between the nutritionist and the farm’s feeder is an important aspect of a successful feeding program.
Top speakers with timely topics include:
“Overviews of ddgs and its Markets” with Ryan Sauer of Hawkeye Gold
Learn about the supply and demand and use of dried distillers grains in cattle.
“56 Squares” with Bill Nelson and Clint Renken, of Nelson Dairy Consultants.
Building a good ration for a lactating dairy cow requires more than a good ration
balancing computer program.
“Feeding for Production and Profitability” with Andy Mueller, Land O’ Lakes Purina Feeds
A close look at commodity selection and why you feed what you feed.
“Proper Storage to Protect Your Feed Quality” with John Anderson, Mycogen
Understand forage quality differences, and the nutritional and economic impact of quality on your milk production.
The effectiveness of the Midwest Dairy Nutrition and Feeding School will be enhanced by a panel of producers discussing “Selection, Storage and Use of Forages and Commodities on my Dairy” moderated by Dave Lawstuen, NICC Dairy Science Chair and a hands on portion to conclude the day. Don’t miss this opportunity for your dairy business. The Dairy Center located on Highway 150 south of Northeast Iowa Community College in Calmar, IA is the leader in the dairy industry offering education, research and demonstration under one roof.
If you are a dairy business and would like to exhibit at the School, please check with Mary Steen for availability. For more information and to pre-register for Midwest Dairy Nutrition and Feeding School #0021823, please contact Mary Steen at Northeast Iowa Community College at 800.728.2256 Ext 341 or Dave Lawstuen at The Dairy Center 563-534-9957 Ext 112.