Wednesday, June 12, 2019

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

8:00 - 11:30 AM

  • How Stress Impacts Gut Health in Neonates
    Dr. Adam Moeser, Michigan State University
  • Replacement Heifers: How Many, What Kind, and How do We Manage it All?
    Dr. Michael Overton, Elanco Animal Health
  • Cattle Welfare: Understanding Welfare Standards to Protect and Uncover Profit Opportunities
    Dr. Michelle Calvo-Lorenzo, Elanco Animal Health
  • Maximizing 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
How They Survived Tough Economic Times
Gary Sipiorski, Vita Plus

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

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

3:00 - 3:30 PM
Managing Costs on My Farm
Producer Panel: Terry Van Maanen, Iowa and Hunter 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
  • The Ins and Outs of Behavioral Well-Being for Dairy Cows
    Dr. Jennifer Van Os, University of Wisconsin
  • Economic Aspects of Cow Longevity
    Dr. Albert DeVries, University of Florida
  • Transition Diseases and Culling: Is Lower Really Better?
    Dr. Mike Overton, Elanco Animal Health
  • New Concepts in Ventilation to Keep Your Cows Comfortable
    Dr. Mike Brouk, Kansas State University
  • Management Strategies During Challenging Times
    (1X) Jim Salfer, University of Minnesota & Jennifer Bentley, Iowa State University
  • Helping Dairy Farmers Manage Stress or Understanding Dairy Farm Stress
    (1X) Larry Tranel, Iowa State University
  • Beyond 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

What's New in Research

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

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

9:50 - 10:30 AM
New 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
  • Comparison 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
  • Relationships Between Protein and Energy Consumed and Calf Growth and First Lactation Production Performance of Holstein Dairy Cows
    (1X) Dr. Brad Heins, University of Minnesota
  • Feeding for Success: What Cows Need in Their Feeding Environment
    Dr. Rick Grant, Miner Research Institute
  • Successfully Transitioning the Dry Cow From the End to the Beginning of Lactation
    Dr. Alex Bach, ICREA Spain
  • The Welfare of Pair Housed Calves: Is the Best Group a Group of Two?
    Dr. Whitney Knauer, University of Minnesota
  • Can Negative DCAD Diets Fed Prepartum Improve Reproductive Efficiency of Dairy Cows?
    Dr. Phil Cardoso, University of Illinois
  • Use of High Fiber Forages in Pregnant Dairy Heifer Diets
    Dr. Matt Akins, University of Wisconsin

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Post Conference by Enogen Feed

12:30 - 2:30 PM

  • Enogen Corn Silage Research Summary
    Dr. Randy Shaver, University of Wisconsin
  • Corn Silage Quality vs Yield Trade Off Calculator
    Dr. Randy Shaver, University of Wisconsin
  • New Perspectives on Fiber and Starch Digestibility of Corn Silage
    Dr. Luiz Ferraretto from the Unniversity of Florida