The Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach Dairy Team will host a dairy design and management field day on March 31 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Jones Dairy located at 2508 270th St., Milford.
The program will specifically focus on design and ventilation of calf and heifer facilities, new research related to paired-calf management and the economics of heifer housing.
“This is one of three dairy design and management field days being hosted across the state,” said Fred Hall, Northwest Iowa dairy specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach. “The information shared will be educational and valuable for local dairymen and women.”
Throughout the afternoon, participants will:
- Learn about the design and ventilation of Youngstock facilities from Brian Dougherty, Ag Engineering Specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach;
- Discuss the latest research and considerations related to paired-calf housing with Jennifer Bentley, Northeast Iowa Dairy Specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach;
- Go on a guided tour of the Jones Dairy Calf Barn led by Herd Manager Aaron Titterington.
Time will also be allowed during each presentation, as well as after the program, to ask questions of the speakers.
There is no fee to attend the field day; however, pre-registration is requested to plan adequately for space and materials. To pre-register, visit https://form.jotform.com/4Hregion1/heifer-field-day or contact Fred Hall at 712-737-4230.
Questions can also be directed to Hall at 712-737-4230 or firstname.lastname@example.org.