Thursday, January 23, 2014

Crane Dairy Day Scheduled for Feb. 6 in Crane

Contact: Tim Schnakenberg, agronomy specialist
Headquartered in Stone County
Tel: (417) 357-6812

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

Joe Horner, state farm management specialist with MU extension, will discuss the farm bill and provide an estimate of the economic outlook for the dairy industry. 

Dr. Scott Poock, state veterinary specialist with MU extension will discuss how to use milk samples for breeding programs and how to deal with hairy heel warts.

Also planned is a panel of farmers who will discuss their techniques for drying cows off. 

“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: Select Sires Mid-America and Dairy Farmers of America. 

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. 3.



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