“Best of” Four-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference Offered

The Four State Dairy Nutrition and Management Committee is excited to offer a new virtual “Best of” 2022 Four State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference. The virtual offering includes recorded presentations of all the Four State Conference plenary sessions in addition to the RP Nutrients pre-conference symposium, Zinpro’s post-conference symposium and the breakfast speaker sponsored by Feedworks USA. All questions, answers and discussions are also included in the recording.

Learn the latest in transition cow nutrition and management from world renowned experts including Cornell University’s, Tom Overton, Jim Drackley, University of Illinois, Heather White, University of Wisconsin and Lance Baumgard, Iowa State University.

Other presenters include: Mary Beth Hall, USDA Forage Research Center, provided information on the new NASEM carbohydrate nutrient requirements. Gavin Staley, Diamond V, covered why heifer maturity matters to lifetime performance. Jesse Goff, Iowa State University, covered pitfalls when feeding a low DCAD diet. Milk Money CEO Jay Joy discussed how to develop your business by developing your people and Mark Hanigan, Virginia Tech, showed how to balance for amino acids using the NASEM 2021 model.

Also included are: Post-conference symposium speakers Jeff Firkins, Ohio State University, who discussed about the role of essential isoacids to improve rumen function. Andrew LePiere discussed quantifying and modeling branch chain VFA in CNCPS and Dana Tomlinson showed how essential isoacids can improve dairy profitability.

The cost for the virtual program will be $150 and will include access to the recordings until December 1, 2022. All the presentations, including the breakout sessions handouts are included. Here is the link to register for the conference.  After registering we will email you the link with a password to access the virtual program.

This is a collaborative effort of Extension Services of Iowa State University, University of Illinois, University of Minnesota and University of Wisconsin.

If you have questions on the conference, feel free to contact me at salfe001@umn.edu or 612.360.4506.



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