Michigan State University’s Dairy Team focuses on dairy production by bringing together educators and researchers who have a commitment to enhance the competitive advantage of Michigan dairy producers and Michigan’s dairy industry. Through specialized dairy programs, ranging from online resources and educational seminars to dairy educators located throughout the state, the MSU Dairy Team provides Michigan’s dairy industry with easy-to-access information on a consistent basis.
Breakfast on the Farm will be held at five Michigan dairy farms in July and August. These events provide a great opportunity to learn about modern food production practices.
July 11 – Stakenas Farms, Free Soil, MI
July 25 – Roto-Z Dairy Farm, Snover, MI
August 8 – Hood Farms Family Dairy, Paw Paw, MI
August 15 – Wheeler Dairy, Breckenbridge, MI
August 29 – Pleasant View Dairy, Jonesville, MI
Check out the Breakfast on the Farm website for more information.
The MSU Extension Dairy Team 2013-2014 Annual Report highlights our team’s activities during July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014.
MSUE Dairy News
Management Intensive Grazing can help graziers have a more uniform distribution of manure and urine nutrients. Nutrient distribution and pasture rest will help graziers better utilize and manage the natural resource base.
Posted on July 1, 2015 4:41pm by Kable Thurlow
Did you miss the recent market update? Here are some resources to stay connected.
Posted on July 1, 2015 4:29pm by Dennis Stein
Researchers at Michigan State University have successfully developed a long day lighting system for Michigan dairy farms.
Posted on June 30, 2015 3:20pm by M. Charles Gould
Biomass heating system heats buildings and water for Michigan dairy farm.
Posted on June 29, 2015 12:38pm by M. Charles Gould
Participants in the “What’s New with Poo” bus tour will visit four farms implementing cutting-edge technologies and utilizing unique conservations practices.
Posted on June 29, 2015 9:10am by Gerald May
The 2015 camp expanded the horizons of 40 youth from across the country, helping them understand how many individual careers and paths there are within animal science and veterinary medicine.
Posted on June 26, 2015 9:01am by Julie Thelen
June is celebrated as National Dairy Month, but every month is a very dairy one in Michigan.
Posted on June 23, 2015 12:40pm by Melissa Elischer
Composting of animal manure can be beneficial to soil health while also reducing spreader application time and more advantageous spreading on hay and pasture fields during the growing season.
Posted on June 22, 2015 4:10pm by Frank Wardynski
New resources answer common care and well-being questions about 4-H project animals at local fairs in the form of educational bookmarks.
Posted on June 22, 2015 1:23pm by Melissa Elischer
New resource regarding animal care and well-being to assist those who manage or participate in public events involving animals.
Posted on June 22, 2015 9:07am by Melissa Elischer
MSUE Dairy Events
Date: Jul 11, 2015
Location: Stakenas Farms-6716 N. US 31, Free Soil, MI 49411
Date: Jul 24, 2015
Location: Rudyard MI, beginning at Foelkersma Farm, W. 17 Mile Rd, ¼ mile E of S. Tilson Rd., Rudyard, MI, 49780
Date: Jul 25, 2015
Location: Roto-Z Dairy Farm, 3364 Mushroom Rd, Snover, MI 48472