Missouri Dairy Business Update Commercial Agriculture
Volume 4, Number 1
January 2004

2004 Missouri Dairy Profit Seminars
February 17-20, 2004

Sponsored by Missouri Dairy Association, Commercial Agriculture Program and University of Missouri Extension

9:30 a.m.Registration and visit exhibitors
 (Program support provided by the Missouri Beef Industry Council)
10:00 a.m."Removing Obstacles for Missouri Dairy Producers"--Dave Drennan,
 Missouri Dairy Association (MDA). Drennan is the Executive Director for
MDA and the Missouri Dairy Growth Council (MDGC). He will address
how MDA and MDGC are working together for Missouri's dairy producers.
10:30 a.m. "Removing Obstacles to Dairy Cow Profitability"--Dr. Paul Kohrs, DVM,
 Ft. Dodge Animal Health, Lyndon, Washington. Kohrs has had a
private veterinary practice for 25 years and joined Fort Dodge almost 3
years ago. He will address cow management topics critical to making
money with your dairy cows.
11:45 a.m. Lunch and visit with exhibitors
1:15 p.m. Hot Topics--University of Missouri Commercial Agriculture Dairy Team
 members will address the following topics:
Dr. Richard Randle--Downer Cow Dilemma
Dr. Barry Steevens--National Animal ID
Dr. James Coomer--Short Dry Period
Dr. Richard Randle--Missouri Johne's Task Force
Joe Horner--Milk Pricing for 2004
2:30 p.m. "A Producer's Perspective"--A leading Missouri dairy producer discusses
 his ways of removing the obstacles in his own dairy operation.
Rick Scheer from New Haven at Concordia and Mt. Vernon
Fred Martin from Humansville at Mt. Grove and Union
3:00 p.m. Questions and Answers with the speakers
3:30 p.m. Adjourn

Registration fee is $15.00 payable at each location. Lunch reservations are needed. Call the regional dairy specialist listed below TODAY for lunch reservations.

Locations: Meal Reservations ph#

Concordia, Tuesday February 17, Biffle's Meeting Room (north of restaurant) Roger Bennett at 816/252-5051

Mt. Vernon, Wednesday February 18, SW Research Center Tony Rickard at 417/847-3161 or Stacey Hamilton at 417/637-2112

Mt. Grove, Thursday February 19, Hayloft Restaurant Karla Deaver at 417/967-4545 or Ted Probert at 417/741-6134

Union, Friday February 20, Hagies on Washington Ave. Ken Bolte at 636/583-5141

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