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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 Kansas Dairy Days will be hosted in Whiteside on Tuesday, Feb. 5, and Seneca Thursday, Feb. 7.

"This event is a great opportunity to keep up-to-date on relevant and timely topics in the dairy industry," says Luis Mendonca, K-State dairy extension specialist. "Presenters will share take home messages about using beef semen in dairy operations, selecting a silage hybrid and improving gut health of cows in order to increase production. Additionally, speakers will give an update on research projects that were conducted last year at K-State, latest improvements in robotic milking and programs related to risk management."

Other key topics that will be discussed are:
• Dr. Gene Boomer, DVM - "Managing 'Gut Health' for Healthier Cows and Higher Production"
• Dr. Scott Dennis - "Should You Consider Fiber and Starch Digestibility When Selecting a Silage Hybrid?"
• Dr. Mike Brouk - "Using Robots to Milk Cows"
• Ms. Gretchen Raybuck, DFA Commodity Risk Management Analyst - "Risk Management Options for Dairy Producers"
• Mr. Kevin Lager - "Dairy-Beef Crosses Increase Revenue"

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.