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Purdue Extension Dairy Nutrition Update

December 3, 2013

  12/03/13 The good news for Indiana Dairy Producers as they look forward to 2014 is value of milk should remain fairly steady with lower feed prices, so hopefully a better profit margin.  In the dairy industry as in other livestock enterprises, feed cost and proper nutrition remain keys factors to profitability and production.


Purdue Extension is holding a dairy nutrition update meeting at Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds, ECCC Building (Martin Room) from 10 am to 1 pm EST on December 10, 2013.

Fairgrounds are located at 17746 County Road 34 Ste. E, Goshen, IN 46528.


Dr. Herbert Bucholtz, Professor- Emeritus of Michigan State University and Dr. Tamilee Nennich, Dairy Extension Specialist of Purdue University will lead the discussion on current nutrition topics:


* How to Deal with High Feed Prices

* Single TMR vs. Multi-TMR Rations

* 2013 Corn Silage

* How to formulate diets or group cows “to prevent production drops when switching cow in groups or switching to different diets.”

* Dealing with cows sorting of hay or long forages added to a TMR.


If you have never participated in one of these programs, you should consider it this year. The meeting is designed to be a discussion, not a lecture. The program will revolve around your needs.


There is no cost to attend. Pre-registration is requested by December 9, 2013.

Please contact Marshall County Extension Office 935-8545 or to receive a registration form.   Registration form will be available at Marshall County Extension Office webpage and on our ag facebook page as well.  Please contact Robert Kelly, Extension Educator or Nancy Borkholder with any questions about the program details (574) 5330554.