54th Florida Dairy Production Conference, September 26, 2018

You are invited to the 54th Florida Dairy Production Conference on Wednesday, September 26, 2018


  • Welcome and opening remarks (Thomas Obreza, Senior Associate Dean for Extension, University of Florida)
  • Team building to maximize performance and animal welfare (Don Niles, Dairy Dreams, Wisconsin)
  • The economics of animal welfare (Ricardo Chebel, University of Florida)
  • How to implement a successful milk quality program (Pamela Ruegg, Michigan State University)
  • Impact of transition disorders on production and reproduction performance (Rafael Bisinotto, University of Florida)
  • Feeding transition cows (Michael Hutjens, University of Illinois)
  • Forage options for dairy farms in the southeast (Jose Dubeux, University of Florida)
  • My experience with undercover activist videos: improving public perception of dairy production (Jacob Larson, Larson Dairy, Florida)
  • Optimizing dairy cattle management and welfare (Kyle Averhoff, Royal Farms Dairy, Kansas)
  • Producer Panel (Moderator Albert De Vries, University of Florida)



Straughn IFAS Extension Professional Development Center

2142 Shealy Drive

Gainesville, FL 32608


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