Kentucky Dairy Partners Meeting Scheduled For Feb. 26-27

How can CSI, or Cow Signals Investigation, improve Kentucky dairy farms?

Published on: Feb 7, 2013

The Kentucky Dairy Partners meeting is set for Feb. 26-27 at the Sloan Convention Center in Bowling Green, Ky.

The Kentucky Dairy Development Council Young Dairy Producers Conference will take place prior to the Dairy Partners meeting 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST Feb. 26. The exhibit hall opens at 6 p.m. with an evening reception and exhibit viewing. Registration for the Kentucky Dairy Partners meeting begins Feb. 27 at 7 a.m. with sessions beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Opening sessions include a presentation titled "CSI: Cow Signals Investigation" from Tom Lorenzen from Alltech and a presentation about enhancing the dairy industry's image from Cheryl Hayn and Kentucky dairy farmer Jeff Deener. Hayn is general manager of the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association in Atlanta; Deener is the president of the American Dairy Association of Kentucky.

Kentucky Dairy Partners Meeting Scheduled For Feb. 26-27
Kentucky Dairy Partners Meeting Scheduled For Feb. 26-27

Ernest Hovingh, extension veterinarian for Penn State University, will speak about recognizing and managing lame dairy cows, followed by the Kentucky Dairy Development Council meeting.

The afternoon program includes a presentation from Shaheen Soloman from Southeast United Dairy Industry Association Inc. titled "Dedicated to Dairy: Cow Care—Communicating Dairy Image in a Changing World." Hovingh will continue his discussion on how to prevent lameness in the dairy herd, followed by a farmer panel about cow comfort.

Sponsors of the meeting include the UK College of Agriculture, the Kentucky Dairy Development Council, Kentucky American Dairy Association/SUDIA and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.

Two producers per Kentucky dairy operation will receive free registration courtesy of the Kentucky Dairy Development Council. The fee for other participants is $30 per person. All registrations will be taken at the door. Full agenda and more information is available online.