Hansen Presented Distinguished Service Award by Minnesota DHIA

Bruce Dokkebakken, General Manager of Minnesota DHIIA (left) congratulates Dr. Les Hansen as the 2018 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award of Minnesota DHIA.

The Minnesota Dairy Herd Improvement Association (DHIA) celebrated its 50th anniversary during the organizations annual meeting on March 23 in Buffalo, MN.  Dairy Herd Improvement (DHI) is the milk recording system for dairy cows and goats in the U.S.  About 50% of the dairy cows in the U.S. and Minnesota have their milk production and other traits recorded with DHI.  The featured speaker for the annual meeting was Dr. Leo Timms from Iowa State University.

During the afternoon business meeting, Dr. Les Hansen, Distinguished Teaching Professor of Animal Science at the University of Minnesota was presented with MN DHIA's Distinguished Service Award for his strong support of Minnesota dairy producers, his cutting-edge research on dairy cattle genetics, and his exemplary work with dairy youth for more than 36 years.