2020 Four-State Dairy Nutrition & Management Conference is now a virtual conference

The 2020 Four-State Dairy Nutrition & Management Conference normally held in Dubuque, Iowa is now a virtual conference to be delivered on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Adisseo is sponsoring the pre-conference symposium on amino acid balancing, and highlights of the general conference include improving herd health and maximizing profit from bull calves. I will be presenting a breakout session on optimizing fertility of lactating dairy cows using sexed semen. You can register for the virtual conference online at the Four-State web site, and you can click on this link to download a copy of the 2020 Four State Program.

UW-Extension Dairy Deproduction Workshops

Optimizing fertility on dairy farms is necessary and challenging on today’s dairy farms. UW-Extension invites dairy farmers and their veterinarians to learn about fertility improvement opportunities. Dairy Reproduction Strategies Workshops will be held at three locations; contact the county Extension office for specific details including registration fees. RSVP by March 23 for each location.

• March 31, Abbotsford City Hall, Abbotsford, Extension Marathon County, 715-261-1230
• April 1, CVTC West Campus, Eau Claire, Extension Eau Claire County, 715-839-4712
• April 2, Westby VFW, Westby, Extension Vernon County at 608-637-5276

March 25th Dairy Reproduction Revolution Seminar

Dairy farmers, herd managers, veterinarians, artificial insemination technicians, and others are encouraged to attend a Dairy Reproduction Revolution Seminar on Wednesday, March 25th at the Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center, located at 7001 Gass Lake Road, Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Dr. Fricke will discuss how the High Fertility Cycle coupled with the dramatic increases in reproductive performance due to the development and adoption of fertility programs is a new paradigm that can now be used to explain much of the variation in reproductive performance among herds.

Four-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference

The 2016 Four-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Seminar will be held on June 15-16 at the Grand River Center in Dubuque, IA. The final brochure of the program including a registration form can be downloaded here. I will be presenting on Thursday morning.

This program is a collaborative effort of Cooperative Extension members from Iowa State University, the University of Illinois, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Wisconsin.