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4-State Dairy Nutrition &
Management Conference

June 14 & 15, 2017

Grand River Center
Dubuque, IA

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

7:30 AM Registration
Sponsored by Quality Liquid Feeds
Feeding and Managing a Herd for 35,000 lbs of Milk

8:00 - 11:30 AM What do Clues in Milk Composition Parameters Tell us About Herd Performance?
Dr David Barbano - Cornell University & Dr. Larry Jones - American Farm Products

Leaky Gut’s Contribution to Inefficient Nutrient Utilization
Dr. Lance Baumgard - Iowa State University

How Supplementing Methionine During the Transition Period Can Improve Metabolic Health, Boost ECM Yield and Enhance Reproduction
Dr. Chuck Schwab - Schwab Consulting LLC

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

11:30Lunch - Visit Conference Exhibitors

General Session
Nutrition to Improve Performance and Cow Health

1:30 - 2:10DCAD, It’s Not Just for Dry Cows
Dr. Richard Erdman - University of Maryland
2:10 - 2:50Water for Dairy Production: Where Does it Go and Why Does Quality Matter?
Dr Paul Kononoff - University of Nebraska
2:50 - 3:30Does Sampling the TMR Have Value?
Dr. Bill Weiss - Ohio State University
3:30 - 4:00Break - Visit Conference Exhibitors
Breakout Session I
6 Topics 2x; 4:00-4:30 & 4:40-5:10 PM
Room 1Don’t Forget the Strong Ions:  Sodium, Potassium, and Chloride
Dr. Richard Erdman - University of Maryland
Room 2Cows Can Eat Everything from Soup to Nuts But Can We Feed Byproducts with Confidence?
Dr. Paul Kononoff - University of Nebraska
Room 3Incorporating Pen and Feed Variation in Diet Formulation
Dr. Bill Weiss - Ohio State University
Room 4Are All Clays Created Equal? Clay Utilization in Diets for Dairy Cows
Dr. Phil Cardoso - University of Illinois
Room 5Amino acids; Roles Beyond Being the Precursors for Protein Synthesis
Dr. Ranga Appuhamy - Iowa State University
Room 6Feeding Strategies and Economic Returns in Robotic Milking Systems
Dr. Victor Cabrera - University of Wisconsin

Thursday, June 15, 2017

7:00 - 8:00 AM Breakfast

Sponsored by Milk Specialties

General Session
Improving Cow Foot and Herd Health

8:30 - 9:10Bedding Choice, Udder Health and Productivity on Larger Wisconsin Dairy Farms
Dr. Pamela Ruegg - University of Wisconsin

9:10 - 9:50A Lesion Oriented, Life Cycle Approach to Preventing Lameness in Dairy Herds
Dr. Nigel Cook - University of Wisconsin
9:50 - 10:30The Fundamentals For Good Hoof Health
Karl Burgi - Dairyland Hoof Care Institute, Inc.
10:30 - 11:00Break - Visit Conference Exhibitors
Breakout Session II
6 Topics 2x; 11:00-11:30 & 11:35-12:05 PM
Room 1Mycotoxins in Dairy Cattle: Who, What and Why
Dr. Hugo Ramirez - Iowa State University
Room 2Potential of Sorghum Forages for Dairy Heifers in the Midwest
Dr. Matt Akins - University of Wisconsin
Room 3Producing More Milk Using More High-Quality Forages
Dr. Randy Shaver - University of Wisconsin
Room 4Feeding and Management on Top Producing Dairy Herds in Minnesota
Dr. Marcia Endres - University of Minnesota
Room 5How do we Ventilate the Dairy Barn?
Dr. Nigel Cook - University of Wisconsin
Room 6Feeding to Minimize Lameness
Dr. Mike Hutjens - University of Illinois

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Sponsored by Mycogen Seed
Innovation in Forage Evaluation – Why Should You Care?

12:30 - 1:30Balancing the fiber requirement with feed intake – what metrics should we use?
Dr. Barry Bradford - Kansas State University
1:30 - 2:30Moving Forward with Silage Hybrid Evaluation
Dr. Greg Roth - Penn State University
2:30 - 2:45Using CornPicker: Economics Rule in Selection of Silage Hybrids
Dr. Kathleen Emery, DVM - Mycogen Seeds

Conference Concludes

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors

Milk Specialties Global
Mycogen Seeds
Quality Liquid Feeds, Inc.

Gold Sponsors

Adisseo
ADM Animal Nutrition
Ag Processing, Inc.
Balchem Corporation
Chr. Hansen, Inc.
Commodity Specialists Co.
Dairyland Laboratories
Diamond V
DSM Nutritional Products
DuPont Pioneer
HarvXtra Alfalfa
Jefo
Kemin Industries
Micronutrients
Multimin USA
Novus International
Perten Instruments, Inc.
Phibro Animal Health Corp.
Phileo Lesaffre Animal Care
QualiTech, Inc.
Quality Roasting, Inc.
Virtus Nutrition
Westway Feed Products

Silver Sponsors

Agrarian Solutions
Ajinomoto Heartland, Inc.
Alltech
Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition
ARPAS
Central Life Sciences
Cumberland Valley Analytical Services
Dairy Nutrition Plus
Enz-A-Bac
Feed Components
Furst McNess
Greenfield Contractors
Innovatiove Additives, Inc.
Lallemand Animal Nutrition
LignoTech USA
Novita Nutrition
Olmix
Origination, Inc.
Papillon Agricultural Co.
Perdue AgriBusiness
Protekta Inc.
R&D LifeSciences LLC
Rock River Laboratory
SoyBest
Topcon Agriculture
York Ag Products/ICC USA
Zinpro Corporation

Bronze Sponsors

Agri Nutrition Consulting
Alforex Seeds
Canola Council of Canada
Elanco Animal Health
Trouw Nutrition USA