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2008 Dairy Survey

virtual dairy cattle encyclopedia of reproduction

CornPicker for Silage Hybrids

spartan nutrient cycle card

What's Happening .....
January -- April 2011.


Ninth Annual Great Lakes Regional Dairy Conference

Date: February 3-5, 2011
Location: Bavarian Inn Lodge and Conference Center, Frankenmuth, Michigan.

To register and to learn about activities in and around historic Frankenmuth (located on M-83, 6 miles east of I-75 and 5 miles south of M-46) visit http://www.glrdc.msu.edu/, and download other details at


2011 Western Dairy Management Conference

Date: March 9-11
Location: John Ascuaga’s Nugget, Reno, Nevada

The Western Dairy Management Conference announces its 2011 regional meeting. The conference program covers a wide range of dairy topics and titles including dairy management, emerging scientific studies, and the future of dairy farming.

To register, go to the group’s Website: http://www.wdmc.org. To request a copy of flyer by mail, contact John F. Smith, 785-532-2370 or jfsmith@ksu.edu. For lodging inquiries, call 1-800-648-1177 or email, reservations@januggett.com. 

Curent MDR articles

MSU Dairy Extension

MSU Extension and the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources undergoing significant restructuring.

Guess Who Came to 2010 Breakfast on
the Farm

Increasing efforts to educate and reconnect the consumer with the food system to build public trust.

Kirkpatrick Dairy Science Research Projects
Reported here are summaries of some completed and ongoing projects.

Long-term Johne's Disease Control Project
Completion of a multi-year research study looking at control and prevention of Johne’s Disease in cattle herds.

Cash Rent for Farm Land
Rental rate surveys show that average farm land rental rates continue to increase.

What's Happening
January-April '11

Event Announcements.

Sustaninable Agriculture
Refocusing on Sustainable Agriculture.

Michigan Milk Market
Looking back at the 2010 US milk market.

Thumb H20 Project: Part 1
Emphasizing the most important dairy nutrient of all: water.

Effect of Exit Alley Blocking Incidences
One way to make a robotic milker achieve more milkings and reduce labor.

Don't Give Up Your Sight
Ways to prevent eye injuries on the farm.