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Four-State Dairy Conference to be Held Virtually
USAgNet - 06/03/2020

Farmers and others in allied industry who have interest in attending the annual Four State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference can do so online this year. Organizers say the event will be held virtually on June 10, with all presentations recorded for on-demand viewing for later.

A pre-conference symposium will focus on how amino acid balancing will improve cow performance. Dr. Johan Osorio, South Dakota State University, will cover amino acid balancing in transition cows. Dr. Mark Hanigan, Virginia Tech. will talk about important amino acids beyond just lysine and methionine. And Dr. Milo Wiltbank, University of Wisconsin, will be discussing the present reality and future prospects of functional amino acids, especially in reproduction.

Other speakers include Dr. Nigel Cook, UW-Madison, who will discuss practical steps to prevent lameness. Dr. Kevin Harvatine, Penn State University, will examine how daily and seasonal rhythms impact cow performance and Dr. Mike Steele, University of Guelph, will talk about nutritional regulation of gut health and development by colostrum and milk in calves.

Meanwhile, a later session will focus on maximizing profit from bull calves.

For details and registration information for the June 10 event, go to: http://fourstatedairy.org or call 320-203-6093. The conference registration fee this year is $75.

The annual forum is a collaborative effort of Iowa State University Extension, University of Illinois Extension, University of Minnesota Extension and University of Wisconsin-Extension.

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