Dairy Grazing Teleconference
January 24, 2007
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URBANA - A select group of internationally known speakers will share the latest information on dairy grazing in a teleconference series on four consecutive Fridays in March sponsored by University of Illinois Extension.

The "Dairy Grazing Brown-Bagger Teleconference" is designed for dairy producers who have introduced grazing on their farms or are considering it, according to Dave Seibert, U of I Extension animal systems educator based in East Peoria.

"The title refers to the fact that the program will be held from noon to 1:15 p.m. and dairy producers can listen to the program in their home offices and view the accompanying Power Point presentations on their home computers," he said.

The enrollment is limited to the first 25 registrants and can be completed by contacting Seibert at (309) 694-7501 or by e-mail at dseibert@uiuc.edu.

Dates and topics are:

March 9--Transition to and Strategies for Pasture-based Feeding Systems in Illinois, Lawrence Muller, Penn State University.

March 16--Supplementation of Pasture Forages to Optimize Production and Reproduction in a Pasture-based Dairy System, Mike Hutjens, U of I Extension dairy specialist.

March 23--Specie Selection and Management with Emphasis on Productivity and Longevity for Pasture-based Dairy System, Keith Johnson, Purdue University.

March 30--Thinking Outside the Box with a Pasture-based Dairy System, Dave Forgey, Logansport, IN.