Were you unable to attend the Four-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference June 1-2 in Dubuque, Iowa?
No worries. Dairy farmers can access the 134-page, 2022 proceedings in PDF format for free on the conference’s website, Four-State Dairy Nutrition & Management Conference.
The latest in transition cow nutrition and management is available from experts including Cornell University’s Tom Overton, Jim Drackley at the University of Illinois, Heather White at the University of Wisconsin and Lance Baumgard at Iowa State University.
A virtual program, offered for a fee, includes recorded presentations of all of the Four-State Conference plenary sessions in addition to the preconference and post-conference symposiums. All questions, answers and discussion are also included.
Additional internationally recognized speakers who were part of the program were Mary Beth Hall, USDA Forage Research Center, who provided information on the new NASEM (National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine) carbohydrate nutrient requirements; Gavin Staley, Diamond V Dairy Advisors, who covered why heifer maturity matters to lifetime performance; Jesse Goff, Iowa State University, who covered pitfalls when feeding a low DCAD (dietary cation-anion difference) diet; Milk Money CEO Jay Joy, who discussed how to develop your business by developing your people; and Mark Hanigan, Virginia Tech, who discussed balancing amino acids using the NASEM 2021 model.
Post-conference symposium speakers included Jeff Firkins, Ohio State University, who discussed the role of essential isoacids to improve rumen function. Andrew LaPierre discussed quantifying and modeling branch chain VFA (volatile fatty acids) in CNCPS (Cornell Net Carbohydrate and Protein System), and Dana Tomlinson showed how essential isoacids can improve dairy profitability.
The cost for the virtual program is $150 and includes access to the recordings until Dec. 1. All handouts, including the breakout sessions, are included. After registering, you will be emailed a link with a password to access the virtual program.
For more information, visit fourstatedairy.org. Click on the program tab to learn more about the program, and the registration tab to register for the virtual conference.
The conference was a collaborative effort of Extension Services of Iowa State University, the University of Illinois, the University of Minnesota and the University of Wisconsin.
Questions? Contact Jim Salfer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-360-4506.