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Northwest Iowa Dairy Outlooks

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Plan to attend the Southwest Dairy Day and the Grand Opening of the Southwest Regional Dairy Center at Stephenville on Thursday, May 5, 2011. The event will be held at the Southwest Regional Dairy Center off Hwy 281 just north of Stephenville starting at 9:30 a.m. and concluding at 4 p.m.

A special attraction at this year’s Dairy Day will be the Dairy Discovery Zone provided by DairyMax. Other activities include:

ü Tour state-of-the-art research/teaching/extension dairy facility

ü See 300-head free-stall barn

ü Observe 24-cow rotary parlor with sort gates

ü View heifer research barn and special needs facility

ü Discover the latest in research technology

ü Visit with vendors displaying their products

The grand opening ceremony for the Southwest Regional Dairy Center will be at 10:30 a.m. sharp.

In 2010 there were over 550 in attendance with more than 70 booth exhibitors and equipment dealers. This year’s event is being hosted by Texas AgriLife Extension Service and Tarleton State University. For those attending Dairy Day, lunch will be provided by Hi-Pro.

For more information on the event or booths contact Choyia Holley at 254-968-4144; e-mail at c-holley@tamu.edu; or visit our website http://texasdairymatters.org

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