Todd County Dairy Day set for this Wednesday

University of Minnesota Extension in Todd County is conducting a Dairy Day Workshop on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the Hub Supper Club near Burtrum. Registration begins at 10 a.m. which includes a noon buffet lunch and will conclude around 3 p.m. Jim Salfer and Noah Litherland, University of Minnesota dairy Extension educators, and Randy Pepin, Todd County Extension educator, will be the presenters.

The annual report of the Todd County corn silage and other regional plot results from the 2011 growing season will be given.  A discussion of the new technology and economics in calf and heifer raising will also be part of the program, as higher expenses and a surplus of dairy heifers is changing the model for raising heifer replacements. The day will also include discussion of the dramatic impacts of higher input expenses that a dairy operation may have to deal with in the upcoming year.

New innovations are always a topic that draw a large amount of conversation. The discussion that surrounds these new technology options will help in determining if they can be cost effective for a dairy operation to implement.

The fee to attend the Todd County Dairy Day is $5 per person, which includes a noon buffet meal. Pre-registration is requested but not required.

To pre-register or for more information, please contact Randy Pepin at Todd County Extension (320) 732-4435, e-mail pepin019@umn.edu or visit www.extension.umn.edu/county/stearns to view and download the event flyer.

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