Feeding for protein and profit

Dairy cows

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dairy Team’s 2023 Dairy Webinar Series continues Sept. 27 from noon to 1 p.m. CDT, with a focus on feeding for protein and profit. 

“The August protein price moved up to 2.08 from the July price of 1.15. This refocuses producer interest on increasing the protein content of their milk,” notes Iowa State University and Extension Dairy Specialist Fred Hall.  

To help producers and nutritionists understand how to modify dairy rations to encourage more protein we have two presenters on the topic. 

Gail Carpenter, assistant professor and state-wide dairy specialist, will present on rumen health and improved milk components. 

David Atwell will discuss what producers can do to increase the yield of milk protein pounds in the tank. Atwell joined Adisseo in 2016 and serves as dairy technical and business development lead for the upper Midwest and western United States. Atwell holds a doctorate in dairy nutrition from the University of Illinois. Atwell has worked in the dairy industry for 33 years in a variety of roles, from technical services to nutrition consulting.  

There is no fee to participate in this webinar; however, preregistration is required at least one hour before the webinar. Preregister online at https://go.iastate.edu/XAB2GM

For more information, contact the ISU Extension and Outreach Dairy Field Specialist in your area: in northwest Iowa, Fred M. Hall, 712-737-4230 or [email protected]; in northeast Iowa, Jennifer Bentley, 563-382-2949 or [email protected]u; in east central Iowa, Larry Tranel, 563-583-6496 or [email protected]