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2015 Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference

Monday, April 20

Tuesday, April 21 (continued)

1:30 - 5:30 pm
Undergraduate Student Presentations
(Harrison A)

Graduate Student Presentations (Harrison B)

4:00 - 6:00 pm
TMR Management Software Workshop
(registration required;
Harrison CDE; Jefferson B)

EZfeed, Feed Supervisor, FeedWatch, and TMR-Tracker

6:00 pm
*Dinner for Students, TMR Management Software Workshop Attendees, and Industry Personnel (Anthony Wayne Ballroom)

*Sponsored by Midwest ARPAS Chapter. All are welcome, pre-registration required.  Free to presenting students and their advisors, $30/person otherwise.  Payment can be made when you register for the Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference.

Tuesday, April 21

8:00 am - 12:00
Pre-Conference Program hosted by Balchem Corporation
(Calhoun Ballrooms)

12:00 - 12:50 pm
Tri-State Conference Registration (Convention Hall; Refreshments provided)

12:00 - 12:50 pm
Midwest ARPAS Luncheon Meeting (within Exhibit Hall)

12:50 - 1:00 pm
Welcome to the 24th Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference
Dr. Maurice Eastridge, The Ohio State University

1:00 - 1:40 pm
Emerging Issue: Labor Management on Dairy Farms: the Interface Between the Employer and Employee
Ms. Melissa O'Rourke, Iowa State University

Theme: Nutrition and Animal Health
Moderator: Dr. Mark Hardesty, Maria Stein Animal Clinic

1:40 - 2:20 pm
An Updated Meta-Analysis on Bovine Somatotropin: Effects on Health and Welfare of Dairy Cows
Dr. Dale Bauman, Cornell University

Concurrent Sessions:

2:20-3:00 pm

Using Decision Tree Analysis to Make Herd Management Decisions

Dr. Lowell Midla, The Ohio State University

Moderator: Dr. Mike Schutz, Purdue University (Harrison D/E)

New Insights on Feeding Post-Weaned Dairy Heifers
Dr. Tamilee Nennich, Purdue University

3:00 - 3:30 pm
Break (refreshments provided)

3:30 - 4:00 pm
Practical Recommendations for Minerals for Dairy Cows
Dr. Bill Weiss, The Ohio State University

4:00 - 4:35 pm
Grouping Strategies for Dry and Fresh Cows to Optimize Health and Performance
Dr. Ricardo Chebel, University of Minnesota

4:35 - 5:10 pm
Milk Urea Nitrogen - Targets and Usage for Dairy Herd Management
Dr. Mark Hanigan, Virginia Polytechnic Institute

5:10 - 5:30 pm
Presentation by First-Place Graduate Student

5:30 - 5:45 pm
Announcement of Undergraduate Student Presentation Awards
Dr. Joanne Knapp, Fox Hollow Consulting

5:45 - 7:00 pm
Hospitality (Exhibit Hall, refreshments provided)

Dinner (on your own)

6:30 pm
Veterinarian Dinner
(Hosted by Merck; Harrison A)

6:30 pm
Nutrition Consultant Dinner

(Hosted by Diamond V; Harrison B)

Topic: Putting the Pieces Together for Your Transition Cow Programs

Wednesday, April 22

7:00 a.m.
Buffet Breakfast (provided in Exhibit Hall)

Theme: Forages
Moderator: Mr. Don Martell, Diamond V

8:00 - 8:30 am
Understanding the Effects of Drought Stress on Corn Silage Yield and Quality

Dr. Gonzalo Ferreira, Virginia Polytechnic Institute

8:30 - 9:00 am
Relationship of Ration NDF Digestibility on Animal Performance
Dr. David Combs, University of Wisconsin-Madison

9:00 - 9:30 am
Gut Fill Revisited
Dr. Larry Jones. F.A.R.M.E. Institute
(sponsored by American Farm Products, Inc.)

9:30 -10:00 am
Effective Outcomes of TMR Audits
Dr. Thomas Oelberg, Diamond V (sponsored by Diamond V)

10:00 - 10:30 am
Break (Refreshments provided)

Theme: Current Topics
Moderator: Ms. Dianne Shoemaker, The Ohio State University

10:30 - 10:50 am
Timely Topic: Update to the Food Safety Modernization Act
Dr. Richard Sellers, American Feed Industry Association

10:50 - 11:20 am
Dairy Sustainability - Using the Real Facts
Dr. Joanne Knapp, Fox Hollow Consulting

11:20 - 11:50 am
Why All the Hype About Canola Meal?
Dr. Essi Evans, Essi Evans Nutrition Consulting (sponsored by Canola Council of Canada)

11:50 - 12:25 am
Current Knowledge of the Ruminal Fermentation System and What Can We Expect to Learn in the Future
Dr. Kenneth Griswold, Kemin Industries (sponsored by Kemin Industries)

12:30 p.m.
Adjourn (Lunch and refreshments provided)

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