7th Annual I-29 Moo University Dairy Beef Short Course

The I-29 Moo University Collaboration will host the 7th annual Dairy Beef Short Course online, March 23rd. This educational opportunity will be offered as a webinar rather than face-to-face due in 2021, due to the COVID-19 situation. There will be a morning session from 10:00 a.m. to Noon (CST) with a lunch break from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (CST) followed by the afternoon session from 1:00 p.m. till 3:00 p.m. (CST).

The event is geared toward producers and industry involved in dairy beef production, but it is open to the public.

To register for the event go to https://tinyurl.com/y8t3puur.  The registration fee is $25 and will be payable on-line. The links will be sent upon registration to the webinar. 

An electronic copy of the proceedings will also be emailed to participants at the conclusion of the webinar along with access to the recordings of the two sessions. The registration will remain open until March 22nd.

For more information, contact SDSU Extension Dairy Field Specialist Tracey Erickson at 605.882.5140 or email: tracey.erickson@sdstate.edu ; or Fred Hall, NW Iowa Extension Dairy Specialist at 712-737-4230 or email: fredhall@iastate.edu ; or Heidi Carroll, SDSU Extension Livestock Stewardship Field Specialist at 605-688-6623 or email: Heidi.Carroll@sdstate.edu; or Jim Salfer, UofM Extension Dairy Educator at 320-203-6093 or email: salfe001@umn.edu ; or Warren Rusche, SDSU Extension Beef Feedlot Management Associate at 605-688-5452 or email: Warren.Rusche@sdstate.edu ; or Beth Doran, ISU Beef Program Specialist at 712-737-4230 or email: doranb@iastate.edu .

I-29 Moo University is a consortium of Extension dairy specialists from the land-grant universities in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. The I-29 Moo University is a multi-state learning collaboration and connects extension dairy staff with the dairy community to share research, information and management practices through workshops, webinars, e-newsletters, podcasts and on-farm tours. 


10:00 a.m. – 12:00 pm. (CST) - Health Factors Affecting Animal Performance

  •  “The Role of Nutrition & Implants in Dairy Beef Health & Animal Performance” – Tara Felix, Penn State
  •  “The Employee Influence on Dairy Beef Health & Performance” – Phil Durst, MSU
  •  Question and Answer

 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (CST) - The Future of Dairy Beef Production

  •  “Understanding what Influences your ROI” – Bill Halfman, UW-Madison
  •  “Future Consumer Trends to Optimize Market Opportunities in Dairy Beef” – Lisa Scebbi, JBS USA
  • Question and Answer


Gold Level

DTE Biomass Energy

Silver Level

Sealpro; Central Plains Dairy Foundation; Diamond V; Phileo-Lesaffre Animal Care; Agropur; Select Sires 

Bronze Sponsors

Kroese & Kroese; Lellemand; Agri-King; Quality Liquid Feeds(QLF); Sioux Nation Ag Center; Mustang Seeds; ProAg Engineering, Inc.; DCC Waterbeds; Nebraska State Dairy Association; Trans Ova Genetics; Alforex Seeds; South Dakota Dairy Producers; Automated Waste Systems (AWS); Ag Country – Farm Credit Services: Nutrient Advisors; Western Iowa Dairy Alliance and MN Milk.