Two dairy scientists from the University of Illinois will speak at the 2019 Four-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference on June 12 and 13 at the Grand River Center in Dubuque, Iowa. Phil Cardoso will lead a breakout session titled “Can Negative DCAD Diets Fed Prepartum Improve Reproductive Efficiency of Dairy Cows?”, and Mike Hutjens will talk about feeding strategies with low milk prices.
Other topics include:
- How to survive in today’s economic situation
- The economics of raising the right heifers
- Managing costs on the farm
- Rearing calves and heifers for maximum performance and health
- Management strategies in the era of high pregnancy rates
- New forage research from the Miner Institute
- Feeding for success: What cows need in their feeding environment
- Successfully transitioning the dry cow to the beginning of lactation
- Feeding high fiber forages for heifers
- Economics of cow longevity
- Transition diseases and culling: Is lower really better?
- The ins and outs of behavior wellbeing of dairy cows?
- Helping dairy farmers to manage stress
- Beyond lysine and methionine: What have we learned about histidine?
The conference is a collaborative effort of Iowa State University Extension, University of Illinois Extension, University of Minnesota Extension and University of Wisconsin-Extension.
For more information and to register, visit http://fourstatedairy.org/ or contact Wisconsin Agri-Service Association, 608-223-1111, or Jim Salfer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 320-203-6093. The conference registration fee is $150 until May 31 and $175 after.