Moosletter: May 2017

Moosletter: May 2017
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May 2017                                                Volume: 3 Issue: 5
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Demerath Farms, Inc Open House
Nebraska's first robotic dairy
June 24, 2017
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Plainview, NE
Further details to come.
Bugs on Your Farm Workshop
Nebraska Dairy Extension is hosting on
May 31, 2017 at Thiele Dairy near Clearwater, NE.
The agenda and registration information can be found on the website.
Moo at the Zoo
Moo at the Zoo
June 3 & 4
Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo

Bring your kids and grandkids and volunteer for a couple hours during Moo at the Zoo; receive free admission to the zoo and a t-shirt, too.  Contact Rod by May 15 with your availability and shirt sizes for those volunteering.  Call 402-853-2028 or email
Brooke Engelman from Classic Dairy and Rod Johnson, NSDA executive director, present a check for $1,250 to Scott Young of the Food Bank of Lincoln for the Great American Milk Drive.  This money was raised at the 2017 annual dairy convention.
Risks with Heavy Manure Applications
There are situations where applying a heavy dose of manure before planting alfalfa may not Bruce Anderson picturebe a good idea. When applying a heavy dose of manure, site selection is critical.  These heavy doses contain a lot of nitrogen and phosphate along with many other nutrients.  That’s fine, even good, for the alfalfa but it can create an environmental risk. Continue...
National 4-H Dairy Conference
October 2-5, 2017 in Madison, WI
One 4-H member between 15-18 years of age with receive the opportunity to attend the conference.
4-H members must have been enrolled in a dairy cow or dairy goat project for the past three years and currently have a dairy project.
Conference attendees will:
  • Meet new friends involved with dairy
  • Learn more about the dairy industry and dairy careers
  • Receive a $500 UNL CASNR scholarship
  • Receive a $500 Animal Science scholarship
To receive an application or learn more about this opportunity, contact Kim Clark.; Phone: 402-472-6065.
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Grow Nebraska Dairy UpdateGrow Nebraska Dairy logo
  • The Grow Nebraska Dairy team has been busy over the winter and spring traveling to a number of meetings and conferences including the events listed below.
    • International Dairy Food Association Conference
    • World Dairy Expo
    • Wisconsin Cheese Conference
In this Issue
Calendar of Events
May 31
Bugs on Your Farm workshop
Where: Thiele Dairy, Clearwater, NE
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Featuring: Dr. Limin Kung from University of Delaware speaking about ensiling and silage bugs
Click here for agenda and to register.

June 3 & 4
Moo at the Zoo
, Omaha, NE

June 13
NSDA & MDA meetings; Norfolk, NE
10:00 am: Federal Milk Order and Milk Marketing Webinar; presented by Marin Bozic click here for more details and to join the webinar.

June 24
Demerath Farms, Inc. Open House
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Plainview, NE

July 18
Robotics workshop

Plainview, NE
Visit for more information.

Dairy Spokesperson Training
South Sioux City, NE
Be on the lookout for details.
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Rod Johnson, Executive Director
Phone: (402) 853-2028
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Kim Clark, Dairy Ext Educator
Phone: (402) 472-6065
Cell: (402) 350-5003

Thank you to our sponsors

Grain States Soya, Inc./SoyBest           Midwest Dairy Association       Nebraska Corn Board

Elanco     Farm Credit Services of America     Frontier Mills, Inc.     Nebraska Soybean Board    
Nebraska Vet Services     Nutrient Advisors     West Point Dairy Products

Ag Processing, Inc.     Aschoff Construction     Automated Dairy Specialists     Cappel Sales, Inc.     Midwest Livestock Systems     Zoetis

Agri-King Nutrition, Inc.     Animal Health International     Bill's Volume Sales     Central Dairy Supply     Central Confinement Services     Dehaan, Grabs and Associates     Depend-A-Bull Sires and Service     Heartland Builders Co.     Hotsy Equipment Co.     IDEXX     Lala US     LG Pumping, LLC    
Nebraska Dairy Systems/Lely     Nebraska Dairy Systems     Peterson Ag Systems, Inc.    
Puck Custom Enterprises     Schumacher Irrigation, Inc. Select Sires MidAmerica     TechMix, LLC     USDA/NASS

Agropur     Associated Milk Producers, Inc.     CMP Dairy Consulting     Dairy Farmers of America     Dean Foods     Hiland Dairy     Nebraska Public Power District     Nebraska Cattleman    
Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation     Phibro Animal Health Corp.     Rabo Agri Finance    
Settje Agri-Services & Engineering, Inc.     XFE Products

A-FAN     Grow Nebraska Dairy     Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture    
Nebraska Department of Agriculture     Nebraska Extension     We Support Agriculture
Nebraska State Dairy Association Mission: The purpose of the Nebraska State Dairy Association is for the promotion of dairy interests in the state of Nebraska.


Nebraska Dairy Extension Mission: As Nebraska Extension faculty with expertise in dairy production and agriculture systems, we provide science-based programs, resources, and knowledge to Nebraska’s dairy producers. Our aim is to empower dairy operations to be both sustainable and resilient while maintaining profitability. Our ideas, actions, and communications will promote resource-based stewardship while enhancing human and animal well-being.
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