Four-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference
June 14 and 15, 2017 Dubuque, IA
The Four-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference presents leading edge research on nutrition and management of dairy cattle.
Join us at:
Grand River Center, 500 Bell Street, Dubuque, Iowa, 52001, 563-690-4500
Early registration fee before June 1: $150
Registration fee after June 1: $175
Includes: conference proceedings, listed meals and breaks
Please request special accommodations upon registration. Requests are confidential.Register online
Sponsored by Quality Liquid Feeds
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
- 7:30 a.m. Registration
- 8:00 to 11:30 a.m. "Feeding and managing for 35,000 lbs of milk"
- Short chain fatty acid content of milk and the relationship to milk fat and milk protein yield on commercial dairy farms. Dr David Barbano, Cornell University and Dr. Larry Jones, American Farm Products, Homer, NY
- Leaky gut syndrome’s influence on poor transition cow performance and chromium propionate: a potential mitigation strategy. Dr. Lance Baumgard, Dept. of Animal Sciences, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
- How supplementing methionine during the transition period can improve metabolic health, boost ECM yield and enhance reproduction. Dr Chuck Schwab, Schwab Consulting LLC, Wisconsin
- Feeding and managing a herd for 100 pounds of milk/day - thinking outside the normal paradigm. Factors that influence net farm income. Dr. Stephen Emanuele, Quality Liquid Feeds, Dodgeville, WI
- 11:30 a.m. Lunch Visit conference exhibitors
4-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference
General session : Nutrition to improve performance and cow health
- 1:30 to 2:10 p.m. DCAD, It's not just for Dry Cows. Dr. Richard Erdman, University of Maryland
- 2:10 to 2:50 p.m. Water for dairy production: where does it go and why does quality matter? Dr. Paul Kononoff, University of Nebraska
- 3:30 to 4:00 p.m. Break (Exhibit B) Visit conference exhibitors
Breakout Session 1 (4:00 to 4:30 and 4:40 to 5:10 p.m.)
- Room 1 – Don't Forget the Strong Ions: Sodium, Potassium, and Chloride. Dr. Richard Erdman, University of Maryland
- Room 2 – Cows can eat everything from soup to nuts but can we feed by-products with confidence? Dr Paul Kononoff, University of Nebraska
- Room 3 – Incorporating Pen and Feed Variation in Diet Formulation. Dr. Bill Weiss, Ohio State University
- Room 4 – Are all clays created equal? Clay utilization in diets for dairy cows. Dr. Phil Cardoso, University of Illinois
- Room 5 – Feeding strategies and economic returns in robotic milking systems. Dr. Victor Cabrera, University of Wisconsin
- Room 6 – Amino acids: Roles beyond being the precursors for protein synthesis. Dr. Ranga Appuhamy, Iowa State University
Thursday, June 15
General Session : Improving cow food and herd health
- 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. Breakfast Sponsored by Milk Specialties. Update on fatty acid metabolism and digestibility. Dr. Kevin Harvatine, Penn State University
- 8:30 to 9:10 a.m. Bedding choice, udder health and productivity on larger Wisconsin dairy farms. Dr. Pamela Ruegg, University of Wisconsin
- 9:10 to 9:50 a.m. A lesion oriented, life cycle approach to preventing lameness in dairy herds. Dr. Nigel Cook, University of Wisconsin
- 9:50 to 10:30 a.m. The fundamentals for good hoof health. Karl Burgi, Dairyland Hoof Care Institute, Inc
- 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. Break Visit conference exhibitors
Breakout Session 2 (11:00 to 11:30 a.m. and 11:35 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.)
- Room 1 – Mycotoxins in dairy cattle, who, what and why. Dr. Hugo Ramirez, Iowa State University
- Room 2 – Potential of sorghum forages for dairy heifers in the Midwest, Dr. Matt Akins, University of Wisconsin
- Room 3 – Producing more milk using more high quality forages. Dr. Randy Shaver, University of Wisconsin
- Room 4 – Feeding and management on top producing dairy herds on Minnesota, Dr. Marcia Endres, University of Minnesota
- Room 5 – How do we ventilate the dairy barn, Dr. Nigel Cook, University of Wisconsin
- Room 6 – Feeding to minimize lameness. Dr. Mike Hutjens, University of Illinois
Sponsored by Mycogen seeds
What the Forage: Innovation in Forage Evaluation
- 1:00 to 1:55 p.m. "Balancing the fiber requirement with feed intake – what metrics should we use?" Barry Bradford, Kansas State University
- 1:55 to 2:50 p.m. Dr. Greg Roth, Penn State University
- 2:50 to 3:15 p.m. Dr. Kathleen Emery, DVM, University of Wisconsin
Mark your calendar for future 4-State Conferences
- June 13-14, 2018
- June 12-13, 2019
A block of rooms have been reserved at these area facilities.
Grand Harbor Resort
350 Bell St., Dubuque, IA 866-690-4006
Single room rate $99 + taxes; double room rate $110 + taxes. Cut off date is May 15. Be sure to mention 4-State Dairy to receive the group rate.This hotel will sell out, so register now.
Holiday Inn Dubuque
450 Main St., Dubuque, IA 563-556-2000
Room rate $99 + taxes for a single or double. Cut off date is May 14. Be sure to mention 4-State Dairy to receive the group rate.
Dr. Phil Cardoso, University of Illinois, (217)-300-2303, email@example.com
Dr. Larry Tranel, Iowa State University, (563)-583-6496, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim Salfer, University of Minnesota, (320)-203-6093, email@example.com
Dr. Randy Shaver, University of Wisconsin, (608)-263-3491, firstname.lastname@example.org
To receive a full refund, you must contact the Wisconsin Agri-Business Association by June 1, 2017. After that date, a $25 cancellation fee will be charged. If you fail to cancel, no refund will be granted.
Registration questions, please contact WABA at (608)-223-1111
Make checks payable to: Wisconsin Agri-Business Association (WABA)
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- Mycogen Seeds
- Quality Liquid Feeds, Inc
- ADM Animal Nutrition
- Ag Processing, Inc.
- Balchem Corporation
- Chr. Hansen, Inc.
- Commodity Specialists Co.
- Dairyland laboratories
- Diamond V
- DSM Nutritional Products
- Du Pont Pioneer
- HarvXtra Alfalfa
- Kemin Industries
- Multimin USA
- Novus International
- Perten Instruments, Inc.
- Phibro Animal Health Corp
- Phileo Lesaffre Animal Care
- QualiTech, Inc.
- Quality Roasting, Inc.
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- Westway Feed Products
- Agrarian Solutions
- Ajinomoto Heartland, Inc.
- Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition
- BioZyme, Inc
- Central Life Sciences
- Cumberland Valley Analytical Services
- Dairy Nutrition Plus
- Feed Components
- Greenfield Contractors
- Innovative Additives, Inc.
- Lallemand Animal Nutrition
- LignoTech USA
- Novita Nutrition
- Papillon Agricultural Co.
- Protekta Inc.
- R&D LifeSciences, LLC
- Rock River Laboratory
- Topcon Agriculture.
- York Ag Products/ICC USA
- Zinpro Corporation
- Agri Nutrition Consulting
- Alforex Seeds
- Canola Council of Canada
- Elanco Animal Health
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