Focus on Dairy Production meetings offered by Michigan State University Extension

Plan to attend one of the Focus on Dairy Production meetings to keep up to date about timely topics that are important to managing today’s dairy farms.

Dairy producers, dairy farm employees, and industry professionals will receive timely updates about topics important to managing today’s dairy farms at the Focus on Dairy Production meetings offered across the state by the Michigan State University Extension Dairy Team. 

Local veterinarians will discuss the importance of colostrum management and calf health and their ultimate impact on the profit potential of the milking herd. Participants also will gain knowledge about the prevalence of the bovine leukemia virus and how to minimize the disease in their dairy herds. During the afternoon portion of the meeting, dairy producers will learn about keys to maximizing milk yield when using increased levels of corn silage in dairy cow diets. Other topics to be highlighted during the afternoon will be animal handling tips for employee training programs and best management practices for manure handling during the winter. 

Meeting dates and locations are:

  • Feb 17 – Hillsdale
  • Feb 18 – Grand Rapids
  • Feb 24 – West Branch
  • Feb 25 – Ithaca
  • Feb 26 – Bad Axe
  • Mar 4 – Falmouth
  • April 9 – Stephenson

The meetings take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (local time) at each location.

Complete information and on-line registration are available on the MSU Extension webpage. You may also request a copy of the registration flyer from the Missaukee County MSU Extension office, 231-839-4667. The registration fee is $35 per person. 

For more details, contact me at 231-839-5850 or

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