Dr. Cardoso to speak at 2019 Four-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference June 12-13

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 salfe001@umn.edu or 320-203-6093. The conference registration fee is $150 until May 31 and $175 after.