6180 West Sanborn Rd, Suite 2
Lake City, MI 49651
Michigan State University Extension
Counties of Primary Responsibility: Berrien, Kent, Lake, Manistee, Mason, Mecosta, Missaukee, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola, Ottawa, Van Buren, Wexford
Specific Areas of Interest: Kathy provides a variety of educational programs in her geographic coverage area. She has a specialization in dairy cattle genetics and reproduction.
May 31, 2011 | A key performance indicator for reproductive performance in dairy herds is Pregnancy Rate.
May 26, 2011 | With “June is Dairy Month” just around the corner, this is a great opportunity to recognize the significance of the dairy industry in Michigan.
May 5, 2011 | On-farm dairy herd management record keeping programs provide easy access to cow and herd data for making day-to-day decisions.
May 2, 2011 | Updated genetic evaluations for dairy cattle were released in early April, 2011. Now is the time to review selection criteria for service sires.
April 6, 2011 | Key performance indicators should be monitored routinely to evaluate the quality of calf management on dairy farms.
April 6, 2011 | Holstein Association USA board of directors recently voted to declare Brachyspina as an undesirable recessive trait in the Holstein breed.
February 27, 2011 | Minimize disruptions to cows’ time budget by avoiding overstocking, providing comfortable freestalls and preventing prolonged times for milking and in lock-ups. Keeping cows within their desired time budget ensures good cow welfare, health and performance.
February 26, 2011 | Net Merit is a genetic index that simplifies the process of selecting service sires based on their genetic merit for a combination of economically important traits.