Dairy Diet and Administration Convention goes digital | Information


ST CLOUD, Minn. – Get the latest information on Dairy Nutrition and Management by attending the Virtual Conference on Dairy Nutrition and Management in Four States in 2021 on June 9-10.

The conference offers live morning sessions to encourage interaction and discussion between attendees and speakers. For general meetings, a live component is provided with speakers who provide a 5-minute live summary of their recorded presentation. This is followed by a question and discussion phase between the speakers and the participants. The breakout session does not have a live component, but you can contact the speakers directly with your questions.

In the morning session on June 9th, Dr. Bill Weiss of Ohio State University will talk about updated energy systems for dairy cows. Dr. Jim Drackley from the University of Illinois will explain a new system for determining the nutritional needs of young dairy calves. This is followed by a panel discussion on how we will feed cows in the future.

The June 10 session will include a discussion on the treatment and prevention of hypocalcemia, attended by Dr. Jesse Goff from Iowa State University and Dr. Laura Hernandez from the University of Wisconsin will attend. Another morning session will focus on improving lactation performance with highly digestible feed. Dr. Kan Kalscheur, USDA Forage Research Center, discusses their lactation research on reduced lignin alfalfa. Dr. Luiz Ferreretto from the University of Wisconsin will discuss the digestibility of corn silage fiber.

Breakout topics selected include the use of pulmonary ultrasound to identify a “calorie loss” problem in calves. new guidelines for passive immunity; Optimizing Sexual Sperm Usage; Nutritional strategies for relieving heat stress in dairy cows; Dairy Cow Coccidiosis Research; Using summer-winter ratios to assess the onset of summer; What happens in the intestines of the chafing calf and with effective fluid therapy? and mineral bioavailability.

The conference registration fee is $ 100. For details and to register, visit http://fourstatedairy.org/ or contact Jim Salfer at salfe001@umn.edu or (320) 203-6093.

This article was submitted by the University of Minnesota Extension.