I-29 Moo University will host a dairy tour on Aug 3 at 9:30 AM CDT visiting Boadwine Dairy, near Baltic, SD and Crosswind Jerseys, near Elkton, SD.
Dairy producers and dairy employees should attend the I-29 Moo University Summer Dairy Tour, “Treat Me Right – Implementing Best Management Practices”. The tour includes two dairies and each will focus on implementing best management practices through protocols and employee training. At each farm there will be several educational topics and demonstrations highlighting some of the key protocols that every farm should have in place regardless of size, including: euthanasia, low-stress handling, non-ambulatory animal handling, biosecurity planning, and newborn calf care.
Tour is open to the public and is sponsored by I-29 Moo University, which is a collaboration of SDSU Extension, University of Minnesota, Iowa State University, North Dakota State and University of Nebraska Extension; Iowa State Dairy Association; South Dakota Dairy Producers Association; Nebraska State Dairy Association; and Minnesota Milk Producers Association.
9:30 AM CDT – Registration and load bus at Friendly’s Fuel Stop (47159 County Hwy 114, Baltic, SD 57003 - Exit 94).
10:00 – Arrive at Boadwine Dairy
12:15 PM – Lunch and then leave Boadwine Dairy
1:30 – Arrive at Crosswind Jerseys
3:30 – Leave Crosswind Jerseys
4:15 – Return to Friendly’s Fuel Stop
Registration is $25 per person. Groups of 3 or more from the same operation receive a 30% discount. Registration includes transportation, snacks, and lunch. Registration and bus loading will take place at Friendly’s Fuel Stop (47159 County Hwy 114, Baltic, SD 570033 - Exit 94). The tour will visit Boadwine Dairy near Baltic, SD and Crosswind Jerseys near Elkton, SD.
For questions on the tour or to inquire about carpooling options, please contact Heidi Carroll, Extension Livestock Stewardship Field Specialist, 605.688.6623 or email; Fred Hall, ISU NW Iowa Dairy Specialist, by email or call 712.737.4230; or Jim Salfer, U of M Extension Dairy Educator by email or call 612.360.4506.