Kent Nutrition Group (KNG) hosted nearly 100 dairy producers, nutritionists and industry specialists at its inaugural KNG Dairy School held recently at Kent Corp. headquarters in Muscatine, Iowa.
The school titled, Dedicated to Dairy, focused on transition cow nutrition and its crucial role in a dairy’s long-term success. Industry speakers shared their latest research findings and management protocols for moving these cows into milk production.
The conference program was intentionally balanced with science and practical on-farm management experience to ensure that participants received a well-rounded update. Key dairy industry sponsors and the KNG Dairy Team are dedicated to dairy and ensuring continued success for their dairy customers.
“Success for dairies in the current market environment requires (dairy producers) to have access to a team of experts and the understanding that herd performance depends on quality nutrition and cow care,” according to Heather Hunt, KNG dairy technical specialist and school organizer. “At KNG, we realized an opportunity to become a true partner with our dairy customers by sharing our nutritional expertise and offering this unique training opportunity.”
KNG said it understands that a dairy’s financial success must be supported by a team effort. Increasing herd efficiency, health and comfort can help lead to overall profitability. The KNG Dairy School was designed to help increase the knowledge level and skill sets of the KNG sales team, industry partners and dairy participants and achieved that goal in that it was awarded 12 continuing education units (CEUs) by the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS).
“Being awarded the ARPAS CEUs for the KNG Dairy School validated the level of content that our meeting provided,” Hunt said. “KNG is proud to bring this level of training to our team and dairy partners.”
KNG is a division of Kent Corp., a family-owned, American company founded in 1927. KNG was formed to bring out the best in two highly successful regional feed brands: Kent in the Midwest and Blue Seal in the East. The Kent and Blue Seal brands are dedicated to providing quality animal nutrition.