2020 I-29 Moo University – March 24


I-29 Moo University Short Course to Focus on Carcasses and Animal Health


Join fellow dairy and beef producers for the I-29 Moo University 2020 Dairy Beef Short Couse on March 24, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls, S.D., as part of the pre-educational events for the Central Plains Dairy Expo. This year’s program focuses on dairy beef carcasses at the farm, processor and consumer end, along with targeting health considerations for maximum performance. 


Registration details

A registration fee of $25 per person includes the short course, lunch and proceedings. Pre-registration is requested by March 20 and limited to 130 attendees on a first-come, first-served basis.

To register, visit https://extension.sdstate.edu/event/2020-dairy-beef-short-course or go to the I-29 Moo University website at https://dairy.unl.edu/i-29-moo-university. You can also register by mailing the registration fee to Tracey Erickson at 1910 West Kemp Ave., Watertown, S.D. 57201. Please include your contact information and any dietary restrictions when mailing in your registration information. If you have questions, please contact: Tracey.Erickson@sdstate.edu or call (605) 882-5140. If attendees also plan on going to the Central Plains Dairy Expo Welcome Reception, you are encouraged to register for that ahead of time at www.centralplainsdairy.com/registration.


Short Course speakers

Finishing Dairy Cattle for Beef: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Ty E. Lawrence, West Texas A&M University animal science professor 

Being Conscious of Packer Programs that Fit Dairy and Dairy Beef Carcasses
Bill Munns, JBS Beef marketing and product management, addresses the commercial science behind purebred Holstein beef, and Kevin Huesner, Tyson Fresh Meats senior vice president beef margin management, addresses dairy cross opportunities in the plant.

Health Considerations for Dairy Beef During the Feeding Period
Russ Daly, South Dakota State University extension veterinarian

Feedlot Cattle Lameness and Economic Impact
Jan Shearer, Iowa State University professor vet diagnostic and production animal medicine


The Dairy Beef Short Course, hosted by I-29 Moo University, is a collaboration of South Dakota State University, University of Minnesota, Iowa State University, North Dakota State and University of Nebraska Extension Services, Iowa State Dairy Association, South Dakota Dairy Producers Association, Nebraska State Dairy Association and Minnesota Milk Producers Association.

The I-29 Moo University Collaboration was established as a multi-state learning community. The I-29 Moo University Collaboration connects extension dairy staff and dairy producers from North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska to share research, information and management practices through workshops, webinars, monthly e-newsletters and on-farm tours.


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