I-29 Moo University to present dairy forage rations webinar

Fred M. Hall
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
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The next installment of the I-29 Moo University 2022 Dairy Webinar Series will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 5 with a focus on feeding higher forage rations. 

Dairy producers and allied industry reps are invited to join Gail Carpenter as she explains how to increase forage content of rations and increase margins for dairy producers. She will discuss increasing solids, maintaining animal health and achieving peak production levels in this era of increasing feed costs. 

“With rising ration costs, producers are working with nutritionists to lower feed costs, while maintaining profits,” said Fred Hall, dairy specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. “Dr. Carpenter’s program will address this important topic.” 

Carpenter joined Iowa State in January 2021 as an assistant teaching professor in dairy production. Her background includes experience in research, teaching and outreach in applied dairy cattle nutrition and management. Most recently, Carpenter was a dairy nutritionist for CSA Animal Nutrition in Dayton, Ohio. Prior to her work at CSA, Carpenter served as an assistant professor at the University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus, in the Department of Animal Biosciences, where her research program focused on using alternative forages in dairy rations. 

Carpenter currently teaches undergraduate courses on lactation and applied dairy farm evaluation.  

There is no fee to participate in the webinar; however, preregistration is required at least one hour before the webinar. Preregister online at go.iastate.edu/NV8R0J.