This training is offered in cooperation with Dairy AdvanCE and has been approved for continuing education (CE) credits and ARPAS CE credits. Dairy AdvanCE is a continuing education accreditation provider for dairy producers and other dairy industry professionals.


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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Pre-Conference Symposium Sponsored by Elanco Animal Health
Uncovering Profit Opportunities on the Dairy

8:00 - 11:30 AM

  • downloadHow Early Life Stress Impacts Gut Development and Long-Term Health
    Dr. Adam Moeser, Michigan State University
  • downloadReplacement Heifers: How Many, What Kind, and How do We Manage it All?
    Dr. Michael Overton, Elanco Animal Health
  • downloadCattle Welfare: Understanding Welfare Standards to Protect and Uncover Profit Opportunities
    Dr. Michelle Calvo-Lorenzo, Elanco Animal Health
  • downloadMaximizing Whole Farm Feed Efficiency
    Dr. Mike Brouk, Kansas State University

11:30 AM - Lunch - Visit Conference Exhibitors

Four-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference

General Session

Surviving Today's Economic Environment

1:30 - 2:00 PM
downloadHow They Survived Tough Economic Times
Gary Sipiorski, Vita Plus

2:00 - 2:30 PM
downloadFeeding Options with Todays Economics
Dr. Mike Hutjens, University of Illinois

2:30 - 3:00 PM
downloadEconomics of Raising the Right Heifers
Dr. Albert De Vries, University of Florida

3:00 - 3:30 PM
Managing Costs on My Farm
Producer Panel: downloadTerry Van Maanen, Iowa and downloadHunter Haven, Illinois

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

Breakout Sessions I

6 Topics 2x; 4:00-4:30 & 4:40-5:10 PM
  • downloadThe Ins and Outs of Behavioral Well-Being for Dairy Cows
    Dr. Jennifer Van Os, University of Wisconsin
  • downloadEconomic Aspects of Cow Longevity
    Dr. Albert DeVries, University of Florida
  • downloadThe Impact of Transition Cow Disease: Why Its Greater Than We Realize
    Dr. Mike Overton, Elanco Animal Health
  • downloadNew Concepts in Ventilation to Keep Your Cows Comfortable
    Dr. Mike Brouk, Kansas State University
  • Management Strategies During Challenging Times
    (1X) downloadJim Salfer, University of Minnesota & downloadJennifer Bentley, Iowa State University
  • downloadHelping Dairy Farmers Manage Stress or Understanding Dairy Farm Stress
    (1X) Larry Tranel, Iowa State University
  • downloadBeyond Lysine and Methionine: What Have we Learned About Histidine?
    Dr. Ranga Appuhamy, Iowa State University

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Breakfast by Novita
6:45 - 8:00 AM
Randy Edwards, University of CA. Davis
Jay Thurman, MS, Nutritionist for Dairy Nutrition and Management Consulting

Four-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference
General Session

What's New in Research

8:30 - 9:10 AM
downloadRearing Calves and Heifers for Maximum Production and Health
Dr. Alex Bach, ICREA Spain

9:10 - 9:50 AM
downloadManagement Strategies in an Era of High Pregnancy Rates
Dr. Paul Fricke, University of Wisconsin

9:50 - 10:30 AM
downloadNew Research at Miner Institute: Where Forage Meets the Cow
Dr. Rick Grant, Miner Research Institute

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

Breakout Sessions II

6 Topics 2x; 11:00-11:30 & 11:30-12:05 noon
  • downloadComparison of ProCROSS® Crossbred and Holstein Cows for Dry Matter Intake, Production, Feed Efficiency, and Income Over Feed Cost
    (1X) Dr. Brad Heins, University of Minnesota
  • downloadRelationships Between Protein and Energy Consumed and Calf Growth and First Lactation Production Performance of Holstein Dairy Cows
    (1X) Dr. Brad Heins, University of Minnesota
  • downloadFeeding for Success: What Cows Need in Their Feeding Environment
    Dr. Rick Grant, Miner Research Institute
  • downloadSuccessfully Transitioning the Dry Cow From the End to the Beginning of Lactation
    Dr. Alex Bach, ICREA Spain
  • downloadThe Welfare of Pair Housed Calves: Is the Best Group a Group of Two?
    Dr. Whitney Knauer, University of Minnesota
  • downloadCan Negative DCAD Diets Fed Prepartum Improve Reproductive Efficiency of Dairy Cows?
    Dr. Phil Cardoso, University of Illinois
  • downloadAlternative Forages for Dairy Heifers
    Dr. Matt Akins, University of Wisconsin

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Post Conference by Enogen Feed from Syngenta

12:30 - 2:30 PM

  • downloadEnogen Corn Silage Research Summary
    Dr. Randy Shaver, University of Wisconsin
  • downloadBMR Corn Silage Economic Evaluator
    Dr. Randy Shaver, University of Wisconsin
  • downloadNew Perspectives on Fiber and Starch Digestibility of Corn Silage
    Dr. Luiz Ferraretto from the Unniversity of Florida