Northern Tier Dairy Discussion Group Meeting

Thursday, January 23, 2020
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Tokishi Training Center

124 Nypum Drive
Wellsboro, PA 16901

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Penn State Extension and the Center for Dairy Excellence are sponsoring four county Dairy Discussion Meetings.

Dates and Locations:

The meetings will be held on the following dates from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.:

Tioga CountyJanuary 23, 2020
Tokishi Training Center
124 Nypum Drive
Wellsboro, PA 16901

Bradford CountyJanuary 30, 2020
Towanda Gun Club
164 Gun Club Lane
Towanda, PA 18848

Susquehanna CountyFebruary 19, 2020
Montrose Library
458 High School Rd.
Montrose, PA 18801

Wyoming CountyFebruary 20, 2020
Wyoming County Emergency Services Center
3880 State Rt. 6 Suite 1
Tunkhannock, PA 18657

Topics Covered:

During the Dairy Discussion Meetings, you’ll learn about:

Using Genomics to Select Heifers at Early Age

Chad Dechow, Associate Professor of Dairy Cattle Genetics, Penn State, will cover how genomic data can be used in selecting heifer calves for sale – including selection options for heifer inventory management, the use of beef semen for dairy heifers, and older cow – shifting herd dynamics.

Economics of Rightsizing of Dairy Heifer Herds

Michal Lunak, Dairy Educator, Penn State Extension, will review costs of raising heifers and how many heifers a dairy operation needs versus how many are produced. DHIA herd summary data will be used to demonstrate potential savings.

Registration Information:

This is a free event. Pre-registration is not required, but it is appreciated at least two days prior to each event.

For more information and to reserve your lunch, please email Michal Lunak or Craig Williams or call at 570-265-2896.