Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, the Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation, and Northeast Iowa Community College collaborate to offer the annual Midwest Dairy & Beef Day. This year’s event will discuss opportunities and challenges to adding value to dairy calves and dairy beef cross calves. Producers will also share their experiences from feeding to breeding during a panel discussion. Midwest Dairy Day is open to all beef producers, dairy producers, students, and industry persons.
This program is generously supported by local businesses and is free of charge for participants. Please register by December 5th to reserve your seat and so we may plan accordingly for the provided lunch. Please call NICC 800-728-2256 Ext. 399 to register now.
“Realizing the Value of Holstein Steers”
Dr. Dan Schaefer, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Animal Science Professor
Performance and cost of production of Holstein steers have become consistently predictable. The consistency of Holstein progeny sired by beef breed bulls remains to be determined.
“Breeding Objectives to Add Value to Bull Calves”
Denise Schwab, Iowa State University Extension, Beef Specialist
Not all black bulls are created equal. Understand the beef bull selection data and find appropriate bulls for crossing on dairy cows.
“Feeding and Implant Strategies for Steers in 2020”
Dr. Dan Loy, Iowa State University, Director of Iowa Beef Center & Extension Beef Specialist
Growth promotant implants are important tools for efficient production of dairy beef steers. With long feeding periods the development of an implant strategy can be a daunting task. Dan Loy will break down the elements of developing an implant strategy.
“Genomics: A practical teaching tool”
Dave Lawstuen, Iowa’s Dairy Center Chair & Northeast Iowa Community College Agriculture Faculty
Iowa’s Dairy Center utilizes genomic testing to determine which mothers of the next generation and which will be the next dairy steers.