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Marshfield Dairy Day To Focus On Milk Components

Milk components and component pricing will be featured at Marshfield Dairy Day, Dec. 5 at the University of Wisconsin Marshfield Agricultural Research Station.

In morning presentations, Clark County dairy agent Robert Tigner will review component pricing, and Margaret Dentine, a dairy geneticist at the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, will discuss genetic advances in enhancing milk components. Extension dairy nutritionist Randy Shaver will talk about how corn silage can influence milk yield and protein content, and extension dairy management specialist Pat Hoffman will discuss research on trying to improve high moisture corn. CALS dairy geneticist George Shook will present “Shattering the Lactose Myth.”

In the afternoon, a series of 20-minute workshops will cover moisture testers (Pat Hoffman and Marshfield station superintendent Tom Drendel); the Penn State Forage Particle Separator (Phil Ely, Mid State Technical College); Genotype Testing (Margaret Dentine and graduate students); and Dairy Applications on the Internet (Mike Wildeck, Marathon County dairy agent).

The program will run from 10:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5. Beverages will be provided for the noon break, but please bring your own lunch. The Marshfield station is 2 miles east of U.S. Highway 13 (turn on 29th St.). For more information on Dairy Day, contact the station at (715) 387-2523.