Upcoming I-29 Moo University 2022 Dairy Webinar Series To Focus On Feeding Higher Forage Rations, Weather

Upcoming I-29 Moo University 2022 Dairy Webinar Series To Focus On Feeding Higher Forage Rations, Weather

The I-29 Moo University 2022 Dairy Webinar Series continues Wednesday, January 5th from 12 noon to 1 p.m. with a focus on feeding higher forage rations.

Dairy producers and allied industry reps are invited to join Dr. Gail Carpenter as she explains how to increase the forage content of rations and increase margins for dairy producers. She will discuss increasing solids, maintaining animal health, and achieving peak production levels in this era of increasing feed costs.

Fred Hall, dairy specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach says that with rising ration costs, producers are working with nutritionists to lower feed costs, while maintaining profits. He says that Dr. Carpenter’s program will address this.

Carpenter joined Iowa State in January 2021 as an Assistant Teaching Professor in Dairy Production. Her background includes experience in research, teaching, and outreach in applied dairy cattle nutrition and management. Most recently, Carpenter was a dairy nutritionist for CSA Animal Nutrition in Dayton, OH. Prior to her work at CSA, Carpenter served as an assistant professor at the University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus, in the Department of Animal Biosciences, where her research program focused on using alternative forages in dairy rations. Carpenter currently teaches undergraduate courses on lactation and applied dairy farm evaluation.

The series then continues on Wednesday, January 19 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. The program on January 19th will focus on the climate and weather predictions for the 2022 growing season.

Dennis Todey, director of the USDA Climate Hub in Ames will lead the presentation.

Todey is a native Iowan with his B.S. and Ph.D. from Iowa State University in Meteorology and Agricultural Meteorology. He has spent two stints in South Dakota, first completing his M.S. at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and most recently as Associate Professor and State Climatologist for South Dakota at South Dakota State University. He is well known regionally as a speaker and media source on various climate issues and is the former president of the American Association of State Climatologists.

Producers, dairy consultants, and industry reps are encouraged to attend the webinars. There is no fee for the program, but preregistration is requested here for the program on the 5th, and here for the program on the 19th.

For more information, contact: in Iowa, Fred M. Hall, 712-737-4230; in Minnesota, Jim Salfer, 320-203-6093; or in South Dakota, Heidi Carroll, 605-688-6623.

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