Incorporating beef breeds into the reproductive plan on your dairy farm is the topic of the Winter Dairy meeting that will be held on Tuesday in the 4-H Building on the Rice County Fairgrounds in Faribault. Lunch will be served at noon and the program will begin at 12:30. The program is free and walk-ins are welcome but RSVP's are appreciated. Call Extension Educator in Rice and Steele County Claire LaCanne 507-332-6165.

Dr. Joe Armstrong Extension Educator in cattle reproduction will discuss goals, marketing and EDU's (expected progeny differences) as well as the key limitations dairy farmers need to keep in mind when deciding to incorporating beef into your herd. Using beef genetics on dairy cows can provide calves that are worth more for the feed lot than Holstein calves. After the Winter Dairy meeting the District 8 DHIA (Dairy Herd Improvement Association) will hold their annual update and meeting at 1:30.