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PROGRAM

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Pre-conference Symposium

Sponsored by RP Nutrients  

General Session

8:00 - 11:30 Overview and Outlook of the Global Industry - Perspectives from Evonik Animal Nutrition,
Dr. Anita Menconi, Tech Service Manager Evonik
Transition Cows: Update on DCAD and Stumbling Blocks When Trying to Balance Rations Properly
Dr. Jesse Goff, Iowa State University
Develop Your Business by Developing Your People
Jay Joy, CEO Milk Money, LLC
Balancing for Amino Acids Using the NASEM 2021 Model
Dr. Mark Hanigan, Virginia Tech

11:30 - 1:30 Lunch

Four State Conference Plenary

1:30 - 2:00Feeding the Fresh Cow for Improved Health and Performance
Dr. Tom Overton, Cornell University
2:00 - 2:30The Transition Period: Rethinking an Old Problem
Dr. Jim Drackley University of Illinois
2:30 - 3:00Transition Cow Choline Supplementation: Harnessing Long-term Benefits from Short-term Supplementation
Dr. Heather White, University of Wisconsin
3:00 - 3:30Panel discussion with speakers

3:30 - 4:00 Break

6 Topics 2x;
Breakout Session I - 4:00-4:30
Breakout Session II - 4:40-5:10 PM

Room 1Relationships Between Transition Cow Nutrition and Management Strategies and Outcomes in Large Dairy Herds in the Northeastern US
Dr. Tom Overton Cornell University
Room 2Feed Intake and Feed Efficiency: Can We Make More With Less?
Dr. Heather White, University of Wisconsin
Room 3Using the NASEM 2021 Calf Model,
Dr. Jim Drackley, University of Illinois
Room 4Utilizing Alternative Feedstuffs in Dairy Rations for Profit and Sustainability
Dr. Gail Carpenter, Iowa State University
Room 5Heat Stress Indicators in Dry Cows and Pre-weaned Calves: Southeast vs. Midwest
Dr. Jimena Laporta, University of Wisconsin
Room 6Developing Your People for High Performance Business
Jay Joy, CEO Milk Money, LLC

Thursday. June 2, 2022

Sponsored by Feedworks  

6:45 - 8:00 Breakfast

Unlocking Opportunities Through Sustainability Collaborations, Dr. Kevin Ogorzalek

8:00 - 8:30 Break

Four State Conference Plenary

8:30 - 9:10Carbohydrates in NASEM 2021
Dr. Mary Beth Hall, USDA Forage Research Center
9:10 - 9:50Transition Cow Myths and How it Influences the Interpretation of a Nutritionist’s Success
Dr. Lance Baumgard, Iowa State University
9:50 - 10:30Why Heifer Maturity Matters - the "Peter Pan Problem"
Dr. Gavin Staley, Technical Services Diamond V

6 Topics 2x;
Breakout Session I - 11:00 AM-11:30 AM
Breakout Session II - 11:40 AM-12:10 PM

Room 1Why Productive Life Matters
Dr. Gavin Staley, Technical Services Diamond V
Room 2Dry-off Inflammation and How it Contributes to Transition Cow Poor Performance
Dr. Lance Baumgard, Iowa State University
Room 3Modifying Milk Components: Day Is not Always our Time Step
Dr. Mary Beth Hall, USDA Forage Research Center
Room 4Circadian Feeding Strategies to Improve Performance
Dr. Isaac Salfer, University of Minnesota
Room 5Alternative Forages for the Dry Cow Diet,
Dr. Phil Cardoso, University of Illinois
Room 6Field-applied Microbial Inoculants can Improve Silage Yield and Quality, Increase Milk Production and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Dr. Dave Combs, University of Wisconsin & Dr. John Goeser, Rock River Labs

12:00 - 12:20 Lunch

Post Conference

Sponsored by Zinpro   

12:20 - 3:00Role for Isoacids to Enhance Rumen Function
Dr. Jeffrey Firkins, Ohio State University
Quantifying and Modeling the Requirements for BCVFA in the CNCPS
Dr. Andrew LaPierre
Improving Dairy Profitability With An Essential Nutrient - Isoacids
Dr. Dana J. Tomlinson