Saturday, January 26, 2013

Stone County Dairy Day Scheduled for Feb. 8 in Crane

The Stone County Extension Center will host the tenth annual Stone County Dairy Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Feb. 8 at the Crane Christian Church Community Center in Crane, Mo.

“The meeting will focus on topics relevant to today’s dairy farmer,” said Tim Schnakenberg, an agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension.

Dr. Darren Loula, veterinarian from Billings, will discuss key things to remember when managing a baby calf. He also will discuss the common issue of hairy heel warts in the dairy herd.

Also planned is a panel of farmers who will discuss their tactics for managing cows during the summer heat.

Schnakenberg will provide a discussion on ways to rebuild the forage base following the drought.

Stacey Hamilton, dairy specialist, will provide an overview of activities at the Southwest Center grazing dairy project in Mt. Vernon.

“Dairy farmers will benefit from this meeting because we plan to cover a wide array of current topics in a short time-frame.” said Schnakenberg.

A lunch is provided by the program sponsors: Kendrick Dairy Supply and Land O’Lakes Purina Feed.

There is no charge to attend but pre-registration is necessary to make adequate arrangements.

Contact the MU Extension Center in Galena at (417) 357-6812 to preregister by Feb. 5.


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