CA: Golden State Dairy Management Conference

March 29 – 30 – Stockton, California!

UCCE San Joaquin County Ag Center  

2101 E. Earhart Avenue
Stockton, California

California research to address California dairy needs.
Our speaker line-up includes University of California Farm Advisors, Specialists, and Dairy Faculty on topics relevant to California dairying.

California topics for California dairies.


Who Should Attend:
Dairy producers, employees, nutritionists, veterinarians, companies and other members of allied industry who are interested in topics related to dairy production in California.

Continuing Education:
American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists: CEUs requested.
California Certified Crop Advisor: CEUs requested.

Thursday, March 29

8:30 AM Registration/Refreshments

9:00 AM Welcome

Plenary Session

     Genomics and Big Data: Can’t Have One Without the Other
     Alison Van Eenennaam, Animal Genomics & Biotechnology Specialist, UC Davis

      Individual Journeys with Robotics
     Panel discussion with producers

Breakout Sessions


Room 1:

Managing Nutrients and Maintaining Yields

Nutrient Uptake – Results from the Field
Nicholas Clark, Agronomy Advisor – Kings, Tulare, Kern & Fresno Counties

Managing Small Grain Silage for Production and Quality
Steven Wright, Agronomy Advisor Emeritus

Irrigation Management in Corn
Bob Hutmacher, Specialist and West Side Director

Room 2:

Herd Health

Effective Fly Control Options for Dairies
Alec Gerry, Entomology Specialist, UC Riverside

Antimicrobial Resistance – How It Happens and What You Can do About it
Richard Periera, Professor, UC Davis Veterinary School

Managing Respiratory Disease in Young Calves
Betsy Karle, Dairy Advisor – Northern Sacramento Valley


Room 1:

Feeding high quality forage

Low Lignin Alfalfa for California Dairies
Dan Putnam, Agronomy Specialist, UC Davis

Understanding Your Forage Report
Ed DePeters, Professor, UC Davis

Is Sorghum a Viable Option for California Dairies?
Jennifer Heguy, UC ANR CE Advisor – Merced, Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties

Feed & Diet Management: Getting the Most from Your Dollar 

Formulated vs. Fed Ration: Are We Hitting the Mark?
Noelia Silva-del-Rio, Herd Health Specialist, VMTRC

Evaluating your Calf Feeding Program
Ed DePeters, Professor, UC Davis

Balancing Diet Costs and Feed Water Use Under Different Environmental Conditions
Jim Fadel, Professor, UC Davis

Room 2:

Hot Topics

Use of Gene Editing to Introduce the Polled Trait
Alison Van Eenennaam, Animal Genomics & Biotechnology Specialist, UC Davis

Cost Savings Opportunities in the New Era of Antibiotic Use?
Mike Payne, CDQAP Director

The Next Generation of Carbon Management
Deanne Meyer, Waste Management Specialist, UC Davis

Reproduction – Breeding the Next Generation

Stem Cells and in vitro Breeding – Coming Soon!
Pablo Ross, Professor, UC Davis

Diagnosing Pregnancies with Milk
JP Martins, Dairy Advisor – Tulare & Kings Counties

Transition Period Health for Successful Breeding
Anna Denicol, Professor, UC Davis

4:15 PM Adjourn 

Friday, March 30

8:30 A.M. Registration/Refreshments

Hands on Demonstrations

Inside the Udder
Russ Hovey, Professor, UC Davis

Inside the Reproductive Tract 
Anna Denicol, Professor, UC Davis

Useful Tools for On-Farm Feed Evaluation
Jennifer Heguy, Dairy Advisor – Merced, Stanislaus & San Joaquin Counties

12 PM Lunch/Adjourn

Registration info

Program & Logistics

Deanne Meyer, UCCE Specialist, Dept. of Animal Science, UC Davis
(530) 752-9391

Betsy Karle, UCCE Dairy Advisor, Glenn, Tehama, Shasta, Butte, Sutter & Yuba Counties
(530) 865-1156

Jennifer Heguy, UCCE Dairy Advisor, Stanislaus, San Joaquin & Merced Counties
(209) 525-6800