Heifers at the center: Your economic bullseye.


Kevin Dhuyvetter, Ph.D.

A Principle Research Scientist for Elanco Animal

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Fisher Auditorium

OARDC Campus
680 Madison Ave.
Wooster, Ohio 44691​

Proposed Schedule

9:00-9:55 AM Registration, Continental Breakfast, Visit with Exhibitors

9:55-10:00 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks - Shaun Wellert, D.V.M./KVVMA Co-President

10:00-10:45 AM Featured Speaker - Kevin Dhuyvetter, PhD:  Dairy Economics - industry trends, profitability and more

10:45-11:15 AM Break and Visit with Exhibitors

11:15-12:00 PM Featured Speaker - Kevin Dhuyvetter, PhD: Heifer Inventory - identifying replacement needs/inventory and costs

12:00-1:30 PM Lunch and Visit with Exhibitors

1:30-2:00 PM Speaker, Haley Zynda, OSU Extension Educator: Heifer Raising

2:00-2:30 PM Break and Visit with Exhibitors

2:30 - 3:15 PM Featured Speaker - Kevin Dhuyvetter, PhD: Culling Economics 

Questions & Answers

3:15 PM  Door Prizes (must be present to win)


Reminder - reservations for lunch are due by Wednesday, February 9th.

About the Trade Show

In past years, the trade show featured booths and presentations by more than 70 exhibitors and we expect similar numbers this year.  The conference was attended by over 300 dairy producers, specialists, and service providers.

About the Speaker

Kevin Dhuyvetter, Ph.D.
A Principle Research Scientist for Elanco Animal

Kevin Dhuyvetter,  a Technical Consultant for Elanco Animal Health’s U.S. Cattle Business Unit with responsibility for providing technical support to U.S. dairy and beef producers and key influencers on economic-related issues in the cattle industry.  His primary focus is to analyze factors affecting profitability of dairy and beef operations, developing decision tools, and analyzing herd health, production, and economic data.

Kevin started with Elanco in June of 2014.  Prior to joining Elanco, he spent 27 years with Kansas State University as an Extension specialist and research economist.  As a professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Dhuyvetter’s specialty was farm management and marketing.  Specifically, he focused much of his attention on leasing and buying land, machinery costs, crop and livestock production economics, marketing, and technology adoption.  In addition to authoring numerous publications, Kevin developed many decision tools for evaluating the economics of production and marketing issues and was a primary contributor to the www.AgManager.info website.

Dhuyvetter grew up on a diversified crop and livestock farm in northwest North Dakota and holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in agricultural economics from North Dakota State University, Iowa State University, and Kansas State University, respectively.  He resides in Manhattan, KS, with his wife, Elaine, and they have three grown children, Dustin, Ethan, and Katie.

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