Managing Your Cows’ Genes for Greater Profits - Martin, MI

February 15, 2022 10:00AM - 3:00PM

Registration Deadline: February 14, 2022 - 11:59PM

Martin Township Community Bldg., 998 Templeton St., Martin, MI 49070

Contact: Martin Mangual

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Managing Your Cows’ Genes for Greater Profits


Reproductive and management strategies are keys for successful improvement of your dairy herd. New traits and management strategies contribute to genetic advancement and farm improvements. Both aspects should be considered to capitalize on the improvements to gain profits.


  • Feed Saved Trait - What is it and where did it come from?
  • Building a breeding program for genetic progress and profit
  • Feeding Efficiently: Learning from farm feeding evaluations
  • Longevity
  • ON-going new research at MSU
  • Producer Panel: Building a successful reproductive program

 Dates and Locations:

Meetings will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with lunch included with registration, in five different locations across Michigan:

  • Feb. 15, 2022 - Martin Township Community Bldg., 998 Templeton St., Martin, MI 49070
  • Feb. 17, 2022 - Forward’s Conference Center, 2980 Cook Rd., West Branch, MI 48661
  • Feb. 22, 2022 - Franklin Inn, 1070 E. Huron Ave., Bad Axe, MI 48413
  • Feb. 23, 2022 - Carl T. Johnson Hunting and Fishing Center, 6087 E M-115, Cadillac, MI 49601
  • Feb. 24, 2022 – Agro-Liquid, 2055 M-21, St. Johns, MI 48879


The event will feature a producer panel moderated by Richard Pursley, PhD, as well as presentations by Barry Bradford, PhD, a reproductive expert from either Genex, Central Star/Select, Genus PLC, or Alta Genetics (one per meeting), Michigan State University Extension Educators Martin Mangual and Marianne Murawski, and an early career dairy scientist from MSU.

 Registration Fees & Information:

$25  Registration fee includes lunch, refreshments, and materials.

COVID-19 UPDATE: We are planning for an in-person program in February. All participants, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask while indoors on MSU property or any property that is reserved or rented exclusively for an MSU activity. Please do not attend any programs, meetings, or events if you feel ill.

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Tags: animal agriculture, dairy, dairy education, dairy genetics, dairy management, dairy nutrition, dairy reproduction, msu extension

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