2014 Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference

Monday, April 14 Wednesday, April 16

2:00 - 6:00 pm
Undergraduate Student Presentations
(Harrision A/B)

Graduate Student Presentations (Jefferson A)

4:00 - 6:00 pm
Dairy Records Software Workshop
(registration required;
Harrision CDE; Jefferson B)
1) Afimilk
2) Dairy Comp 305
3) Farmeron


6:00 pm
*Dinner for Students, Dairy Records 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, $25/person otherwise.  Payment can be made by credit card at:

 or by sending a check payable to "ARPAS" to Dr. Joanne Knapp, 424 W. 5th Ave. Columbus, OH 43201.

Tuesday, April 15

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

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

12:50 - 1:00 pm
Welcome to the 23rd Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference
Dr. Maurice Eastridge, The Ohio State University

1:00 - 1:40 pm
Emerging Issue: Global Dairy Developments
Christoph Sommer, International Farm Comparison Network

Theme: Herd Health and Management
Moderator: Dr. Aaron Park, Kalmbach Feeds

1:40 - 2:20 pm
Minimizing the Risk for Rumen Acidosis
Dr. J.C. Plaizier, University of Manitoba, Canada

Concurrent Sessions:

2:20-3:00 pm

Prescribed Feeding Prepartum for Improved Health and Performance Postpartum

Dr. Matthew Waldron, Nutritional Professionals, Inc.

Moderator: Dr. Tamilee Nennich, Purdue University (Harrison D/E)

Nutrition and Immunity for Pre-Weaned Calves
Dr. Michael Ballou, Texas Tech University

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

3:30 - 3:55 pm
What Do We Know About Rumen Development?
Dr. Kristy Daniels, The Ohio State University

3:55 - 4:30 pm
Feeding and Managing Cows to Minimize Heat Stress
Dr. Lance Baumgard, Iowa State University

4:30 - 5:10 pm
Feeding Protein to Dairy Cows - What should be our traget?
Dr. Alex Hristov, Penn State University

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

5:30 - 5:45 pm
Announcement of Undergraduate Student Presentation Awards
Dr. David Beede, Michigan State University

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

Dinner (on your own)

6:30 pm
Veterinarian Dinner
(Hosted by Elanco Animal Health; Harrison A)

6:30 pm
Private Consultant Dinner

(Hosted by Adisseo; Harrison B)

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

Theme: Current Topics
Moderator: Mr. Rich Nisen, ADM

8:00 - 8:15 am
Timely Topic: Development of a New Dairy NRC

Dr. Ken McGuffey, McGuffey Dairy Consulting

8:15 - 8:45 am
Causes of Adverse Behavioral Changes in Transition Cows
Dr. Katy Proudfoot, The Ohio State University

8:45 - 9:20 am
New Technologies in Forage Varieties and Production
Dr. Fred Owens, Pioneer Hybrid International

9:20 -10:00 am
Feeding Different Distillers Grain Products
Dr. Paul Kononoff, University of Nebraska, (sponsored by POET Nutrition)

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

Theme: Feeding Management
Moderator: Mr. Micah Boysel, Zinpro Performance Minerals

10:30 - 11:00 am
Opportunities for Improving Feed Efficiency
Dr. Mike Vande Haar, Michigan State University

11:00 - 11:20 am
Timely Topic: Strategies for Formulating Diets for Different Groups of Lactating Cows
Dr. Maurice Eastridge, The Ohio State University

11:20 - 11:50 am
Minimizing Variation in Feed Composition and Proper Feed Sampling
Dr. Bill Weiss, The Ohio State University

11:50 - 12:30 am
Managing Feed Inventories and Limiting Shrink
Mr. Felix Soriano, APN Consulting

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

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