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Animal Sciences and Industry

Kansas State University
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Manhattan, KS 66506-8028


Email: asi@ksu.edu

Seneca and Whiteside to Host K-State Dairy Days

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Hosted annually to update and inform dairy producers and allied industry on hot topics and findings from research projects relevant to the Kansas dairy industry, this year's K-State Dairy Days will be hosted in Seneca on Tuesday, Jan. 31 and Whiteside on Thursday, Feb. 2.

"We encourage allied industry and dairy employees, managers and producers to join us for one of this year's Dairy Days," says Luis Mendonca, K-State dairy extension specialist. "The day will be information packed including a presentation by Dr. Luiz Ferraretto, University of Florida dairy nutrition specialist, about shredlage technology and Dr. Jeff Stevenson will lead a session on dairy cattle reproduction."

Other key topics that will be discussed are:
• Cattle health: vaccinology and immunology
• Activity monitor for detection of estrus
• Effects of heat stress during the dry period on cow health
• Midwest Dairy Association and Kansas Department of Ag/Kansas Department of Commerce update
• K-State dairy teaching and research unit update

The Kansas Dairy Commission is the lunch sponsor for both meetings and the Whiteside meeting will be hosted in conjunction with the Reno County DHIA Annual Meeting. Both days will begin at 9:45 a.m. and adjourn at 3 p.m.

People interested in attending are encouraged to pre-register. For the Seneca location call 785-336-2184 or e-mail jholthau@ksu.edu; Whiteside location call 620-662-2371 or e-mail darrenbusick@ksu.edu.

More information about K-State Dairy Day, including the schedule for both locations is available online at asi.ksu.edu. If you have questions, you can contact Mendonca at mendonca@ksu.edu or 785-532-2652


The Kansas State University Animal Sciences and Industry department serves students, livestock producers and the animal and food industries through teaching, research and education. The K-State ASI department prepares students for careers in the animal and food industries. The curriculum includes the study of nutrition, reproduction, genetics, behavior, meat science, food science with production, management, and agribusiness skills. For more about the K-State's ASI department visit asi.ksu.edu.

K-State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well-being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K-State campus, Manhattan.