Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference

University of Minnesota Extension

June 12 and 13 at the Grand River Center in Dubuque, Iowa

The 2019 4 State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference is fast approaching on June 12 and 13 at the Grand River Center in Dubuque, Iowa.

Elanco animal health’s pre-conference symposium will focus on uncovering profit opportunities. Four State conference speakers include Vita Plus’s Gary Sipiorski discussing surviving today’s economic situation. Mike Hutjens, University of Illinois will talk about feeding strategies with low milk prices and Albert De Vries, University of Florida talking about the economics of raising the right heifers. Farmer’s Terry Van Maanen and Hunter Haven farm will address how they have managed costs on their farms.

On June 13 conference speakers include: Alex Bach from Spain discussing their research on rearing youngstock for maximum performance and health. Paul Fricke, University of Wisconsin, will cover management strategies in the era of high pregnancy rates and Rick Grant, Miner Institute will talk about their latest forage research.

 

 

Select breakout topics include:

  • Feeding for success: What cows need in their feeding environment.
  • Successfully transitioning the dry cow to the beginning of lactation.
  • Can negative DCAD diets improve reproduction?
  • Economics of cow longevity.
  • Transition diseases and culling: Is lower really better?
  • Helping dairy farmers to manage stress
  • Beyond lysine and methionine: What have we learned about histidine?

Enogen feed’s post-conference symposium includes Randy Shaver, University of Wisconsin talking about the latest research on enogen corn silage and the tradeoff between corn silage quality and yield. Luiz Ferraretto, University of Florida will discuss new perspectives on fiber and starch digestibility of corn silage.

 

 

Come to the trade show, evening receptions and networking opportunities. Advanced Dairy CE and ARPAS CEU credits are available. This conference is a collaborative effort of Extension Services of Iowa State University, University of Illinois, University of Minnesota and University of Wisconsin.

For more information and to register, visit http://fourstatedairy.org/ or Jim Salfer at [email protected] or 320-203-6093. The conference registration fee is $150 until May 31 and $175 after.
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Source: Jim Salfer, Extension Educator, University of Minnesota Extension, St. Cloud, Minnesota, [email protected], 320-203-6093

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