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2024 Tri-State Dairy Conference Schedule of Events

Monday, April 15


4:00 - 6:00 pm

Balchem Mini-Symposium (Anthony Wayne Ballroom)

Topic: New Discussions in Amino Acid Nutrition

2:30 - 6:00 PM 

Undergraduate Student Presentations (Jefferson C)

Graduate Student Presentations (Jefferson A & B)

6:00 - 7:00 PM 

Opening Reception Hosted by Balchem (Jefferson Rooms Lobby)


Tuesday, April 16

7:00 am - 12:00 pm (Anthony Wayne Ballroom)

Pre-Conference Program Hosted by Novonesis
(formerly Chr. Hansen)

Theme: Lifecycle Feeding

12:00 -12:50 pm 

           Registration (lunch provided in Exhibit Hall)

12:50 - 1:00 pm      

Welcome to the 32nd Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference       

Dr. Maurice Eastridge, The Ohio State University

1:00 - 1:40 pm          

Emerging Issue: Complications of the Ag Supply Chain

Mr. Ryan Martin, Senior Merchant, Cargill Ag Horizons

Theme: Dairy Sustainability

Moderator: Dr. Barry Bradford, Michigan State University

1:40 - 2:20 pm

Methane in the Context of Circular Dairy Farming

Dr. John Newbold, Scotland Rural College

2:20 - 3:00 pm        

Practical Aspects of Reducing the Carbon Footprint by Dairy Farms Through Feeding

Dr. Alex Hristov, Penn State University

3:00 - 3:30 pm  Break (refreshments provided)

Theme: Calf and Heifer Development

Moderator: Dr. Alex Tebbe, Land O'Lakes, Inc.


3:30 - 4:10 pm       

Major Accomplishments in Calf Nutrition and Growth

Dr. Jim Drackley, Professor, University of Illinois

4:10 - 4:50 pm

Feeding Management of Heifers from Weaning to Calving

Dr. Mike VanAmburgh, Cornell University

4:50 - 5:10 pm     Announcement of Student Presentation Awards            

                            Dr. Jackie Boerman, Purdue University

5:10 - 5:25 pm    Presentation by First-Place Graduate Student


5:30 - 7:00 pm    Hospitality
                            (Convention Hall; hors d'oeuvres provided;
                             dinner on your own)


6:30 pm 

Nutrition Consultant and Veterinarian Dinner

Hosted by Kemin (Harrison AB)

Theme: Targeted Approach for Improved Cattle Health

Intestinal Health Management Improves Productivity and
Well-Being of Dairy Cattle

Dr. Sara Trojan

Veterinarian Perspective: Practical Insights on Gut Axis Pathway

Dr. Doug Lafleur

7:00-9:00 pm

Extension Educator In-Service (Harrison C)


Wednesday, April 17

7:00 - 7:45 am

             Hot Topic Breakfast Hosted by Selko

             (Anthony Wayne Ballroom)

             The Influence of Environmental and Immunological Stress on                     Nutritional Responses

             Dr. Samuel J. Rochell, Auburn University 

7:45 - 8:30 am
             Visit with Exhibitors in Convention Hall

             (coffee, milk, and snacks provided by Selko)

8:30 - 8:45 am          

Update on Avian Influenza in Dairy Cattle
Dr. Brett Marsh, Indiana Board on Animal Health

Theme: Feeding Program Management

Moderator:  Mr. Jason Hartschuh, The Ohio State University and 
                     Dr. Barry Bradford, Michigan State University

8:45 - 9:25 am      

Length of Lactation and Cow Longevity on Return Above
Feed Costs

Dr. Albert DeVries, University of Florida

9:25 - 10:05 am     

Colostrum Supplementation Beyond the First Feeding After Birth
Dr. Melissa Cantor, Penn State University

10:05 - 10:35 am   Break (refreshments provided)

10:35 - 11:05 am   Concurrent Sessions

A New Look at Feeding Calves: Is nursing the dam a possibility?

Dr. Heather Neave, Purdue University

Feeding High Oleic Acid Soybeans to Lactating Dairy Cows
Dr. Adam Lock, Michigan State University

11:15 - 11:45 am  Concurrent Sessions

Giving Niacin Another Look - Does Timing of Supplementation Matter?

Dr. Kirby Krogstad, The Ohio State University

Measuring What You Can See: Video Applications for Feed Management

Dr. Amy Reibman, Purdue University

11:55 -12:25 pm

Assessing Transition Cow Health: Integrating Traditional and Novel Biomarkers

Dr. Andres Contreras, Michigan State University

12:25 - 12:40 pm

Dairy Program Updates from Michigan State, Ohio State, and Purdue Universities

12:40 pm

Adjourn (lunch provided in Convention Hall)

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