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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Pre-Conference Symposium Sponsored by Alltech
Achieving and Ensuring a Herd's Genetic Potential

8:00 - 11:30 AM

  • Strategies to Capture Your Herd's Potential
    Dr. Roger Scaletti, Alltech Mineral Management Technical Support
  • Mycotoxin Impact on Lifetime Performance from Fetus through Freshening
    Dr. Alexandra Weaver, Alltech Mycotoxin Management Technical Support
  • The 5 C's of Calf Management
    Dr. Sam Leadley, Calf/Heifer Management Specialist, Attica Veterinary Associates
  • Fine Tuning Your Dairy for Greater Efficiency and Profits
    Thomas Lorensen/Jeff Johnson, Alltech On-Farm Support Specialists

11:30 AM - Lunch - Visit Conference Exhibitors

Four-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference

General Session

Using New Forages and MP Predictions for Improved Performance

1:30 - 2:10 PM
download Development of an Assay to Predict Intestinal Nitrogen Indigestibility and Application of the Assay in High Producing Lactating Cattle: One Step Closer to Feeding a Cow like a Pig?
Dr. Mike Van Amburgh, Cornell

2:10 - 2:50 PM
download Low Lignin Forages: BMR Corn & Reduced-Lignin Alfalfa
Ev Thomas, Oak Point Agronomics, Ltd.

2:50 - 3:30 PM
download Making Low-Lignin Highly Digestible Forages Work on the Dairy
Jim Barmore, GPS Consulting & Brian Forrest, Maple Ridge Dairy, WI

3:30 - 4:00 PM Break - Visit Conference Exhibitors

Breakout Sessions I

6 Topics 2x; 4:00-4:30 & 4:40-5:10 PM
  • download What’s Golden in Colostrum: Communication from the Dam to the Calf
    Dr. Mike Van Amburgh, Cornell
  • download Alfalfa vs. Alfalfa-Grass: Obstacles and Opportunities
    Ev Thomas, Oak Point Agronomics, Ltd.
  • download Feeding Practices in Top U.S. Jersey Herds
    Dr. Mike Hutjens, UIL
  • download Getting the Biggest Bang for your Calf Recommendations
    Dr. Sam Leadley, Calf/Heifer Management Specialist, Attica Veterinary Associates
  • download Looking Back to Understand the Present: Monitoring the Transition Cow
    Luciano Caixeta, UMN
  • download (1X) Feeding and Management Practices for Robotic Milking Success
    Jim Salfer, UMN
  • download (1X) Management Practices of Iowa Robotic Milking System-2017
    Dr. Larry Tranel & Jennifer Bentley, ISU

Thursday, June 14, 2018

6:45 - 8:00 AM Breakfast
Sponsored by Papillon Agricultural Company
New Technology for Managing Clostridial Challenges

Dr. Joel Pankowski, Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition
Clayton Stoffel, Papillon Agricultural Company

General Session

High Quality Forages and Fatty Acids to Maximize Milk and Components

8:30 - 9:10 AM
download Producing More Milk with More High-Quality Forages
Dr. Randy Shaver, UW

9:10 - 9:50 AM
download Wrap your Head Around Today's Fiber Digestion Metrics: Working to Better Understand Feeds on Farm and Build Better Diets
Dr. John Goeser, Rock River Labs

9:50 - 10:30 AM
download Impact of Individual and Combinations of Supplemental Fatty Acids on Dairy Cow Performance and Metabolism
Dr. Adam Lock, MSU

10:30 - 11:00 AM Break - Visit Conference Exhibitors

Breakout Sessions II

6 Topics 2x; 11:00-11:30 & 11:35-12:05 PM

  • download Corn Genetic Applications to Improve Silage Starch Digestibility in Dairy Cows
    Dr. Randy Shaver, UW
  • download Nutrition Aspects During the Transition Period in Dairy Cows
    Dr. Phil Cardoso, UIL
  • download Supplementing Fatty Acids to Fresh Cows: Which Ones, When, and How Much?
    Dr. Adam Lock, MSU
  • download Effect of Manipulating Progesterone Before Timed Artificial Insemination on Double Ovulation and Twinning Rates in High-Producing Holstein Cows
    Dr. Paul Fricke, UW
  • download Using a New Heat Stress Model to Evaluate Summer Nutritional Strategies
    Leo Timms & Mohmmad Al-Qaisi, ISU
  • download (1X) Integrating Cover Crops and Livestock to Improve Farm Profitability
    Dr. Brad Heins, UMN
  • download (1X) Cost of Raising Calves using Individual or Automated Feeding
    Matt Akins, UW

12:00 - 12:20 PM Lunch

Post-Conference Sponsored by Canola Council of Canada
Canola Meal - Research Findings, Formulations and Financials

12:20 - 12:30 PM
download The Canadian Canola Industry – Serving the US Dairy Industry
Brittany Dyck, Canola Council of Canada

12:30 - 12:50 PM
download Canola Meal, a Proven Advantage in Various Diet Formulations
Dr. Kenneth Kalscheur, USDA-ARS, U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center

12:50 - 1:10 PM
download Canola Meal for Early Lactation Cows
Dr. Spencer Moore, Doctorate, UW

1:10 - 1:30 PM
download Getting Canola Meal Values Right in the Formulation
Dr. Essi Evans, Technical Advisory Services

1:30 - 2:00 PM
download Evaluating Feeding Financials
Dr. Marty Faldet - GPS Dairy Consulting, LLC