I-29 Moo-University Workshop: What is your pregnant cow worth?

Dairy producers are invited to attend the 2016 Annual Winter Workshops for the I-29 Moo-University: What is your pregnant cow worth?

These workshops will be held in South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska.

The workshop cost is $50 per person, $20 for College/Technical School students if they register before December 31,2015. The price will increase to $65/person and $25/student after that date. To register, visit

“This workshop will focus on everything from synchronization of cows, the latest in genomics and genetics, using records to get the best in cow performance, reproduction economics and the impacts of labor on reproduction while trying to boost employee performance,” said Tracey Erickson, SDSU Extension Dairy Field Specialist. “We really encourage dairy producers to attend because the information provided at the workshops will enable producers as they work to enhance their dairy herd’s reproductive performance.”

Workshop details & agenda

The workshop will be held in the following five locations:

Mandan, North Dakota, January 11, 2016 at the Baymont Inn & Suites, (2611 Old Red Trail)

Watertown, South Dakota, January 12, 2016 at the Codington Expo Bldg, (1910 West Kemp Ave) Rooms B & C

Pipestone, Minnesota, January 13, 2016 at the Pizza Ranch, (108 W. Main St.)

Orange City, Iowa, January 14, 2016 at the Sioux County Extension Office, (400 Central Ave NW)

Norfolk, Nebraska, January 15, 2016 at the Lifelong Learning Center, (601 E. Benjamin Ave)

All workshops will host the same agenda.

9-10 a.m. Registration

10-10:15 a.m. Welcome

10:15-11 a.m. Synchronization 101 led by Ryan Breuer, DVM, Iowa State University

11-11:45 a.m. Genomics and Genetics: Optimizing Your Choices, led by Jim Paulson, University of Minnesota

11:45-12:15 p.m. Break

12:15-12:45 p.m. Lunch (provided and included in registration fee)

12:45-1:30 p.m. Managing Personnel to Maximize Your Profits, led by Tracey Erickson, SDSU Extension Field Specialist and Dr. J.W. Schroeder, North Dakota State University

1:30-2:15 p.m. Using Records to Keep Your Herd Performing led by Jim Salfer, University of Minnesota

2:15-3 p.m. Reproduction and Economics, led by Robert Tigner, University of Nebraska

3-3:30 p.m. Wrap-up and Evaluation

For more information and to register, visit the iGrow EventBrite page:

–SDSU Extension