The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s 2023 Southwest Dairy Day will take place on Oct. 18 in and around the Bovina area.

The field day will highlight cutting-edge technologies, including an anaerobic digester and rotary parlor with automation, as well as pre- and post-dipping.

The free event will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at a venue located at the intersection of County Road 11 and Texas State Highway 86 near Bovina. There will be bus tours to the Del Rio Dairy starting at 8:30 a.m. and continuing through noon.  

The tours will include three stops at the anaerobic digester, Saudi barns and rotary milking parlor.

“The use of rotary milking parlors is common to see in large dairy farms, and adding automatic pre- and post-dipping technologies to these parlors could save labor,” said Jennifer Spence, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension dairy specialist, Stephenville.

Dairy innovations, information

“The use of anaerobic digesters is a hot topic nowadays because it may help in reducing the carbon footprint and could be used as a renewable fuel to help dairy farmers diversify their income,” said Juan Piñeiro, DVM, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension dairy specialist, Amarillo.

“I expect there will be many dairy farmers interested in attending this event to learn more about the opportunities and challenges with this technology,” he said.

Partner, sponsorship opportunities

The event relies on allied industry support, and Piñeiro said they are grateful for the continuous support in the past. Sponsor registration is now open at

For more information, contact Piñeiro at [email protected] or Spencer at [email protected].


Susan Himes
Susan Himes is a writer and media relations specialist for Texas A&M AgriLife. She writes news releases and features from science-based information generated by the agency. She also covers human interest stories and events across the state.
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