2021 Tri-State Dairy Conference Schedule of Events

(Virtual Program Only)

Monday, April 19   


1:30 - 5:30 pm 

Undergraduate Student Presentations 

Graduate Student Presentations

6:00 pm 

Student Presentation Awards

           Dr. Adam Lock, Michigan State University


Tuesday, April 20

9:30-9:45 am      

Welcome to the 29th Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference       

Dr. Maurice Eastridge, The Ohio State University



Current Topic: Survivorship, Shocks, & Feed Risk Management: Pre-, Peri-, & Post- (insert black swan event here)

Mr. Jesse Randall, Syntropy Cattle Consulting

Theme: Cow Health and Management

Moderator: Mr. Stacy Nichols, Vita Plus Corporation


Minimizing Inflammation in Transition Cows

Dr. Barry Bradford, Michigan State University

10:55 - 11:05 Q&A with Randall and Bradford

11:05 – 11:20      Break


11:20 -12:00       

Variability in MUN Data

Dr. Kristan Reed, Cornell University


12:00 – 12:15 pm     Presentation by First-Place Graduate Student


12:15-12:45         Lunch (on your own)



Impact of Subclinical Hypocalcemia on Dairy Cattle

Dr. Rafael C. Neves, Purdue University

1:15 – 1:55         

Advancements in Dairy Nutrition over the Past 30 Years

Dr. Bill Weiss, The Ohio State University


1:55 -2:00           

Dr. Maurice Eastridge, The Ohio State University


Wednesday, April 21

Theme: Feed and Calf Management

Moderator: Dr. Allan Chestnut, Provimi North America

9:30-10:05 am          

Starch Digestibility Metrics: overhyped or overfit?

Mr. Kyle Taysom, Dairyland Laboratories, Inc.


10:05 - 10:40      

A Tale of Two Fibers: Physically Effective and Undegradable NDF and Their Interaction with Starch

Dr. Rick Grant, Miner Institute

10:40-10:50   Q&A with Taysom and Grant


10:50 – 11:05      Break


11:05 – 11:40     

Feeding Spent Hemp Biomass to Dairy Cattle
Dr. Massimo Bionaz, Oregon State University


11:40 – 12:15     

Recent Research on Rumen Development in Dairy Calves

Dr. Taylor Yohe, University of Guelph

12:15 - 12:25  Q&A with Bionaz and Yohe


12:25 – 12:55  pm    Lunch

12:55 – 1:20       

Nutrient Management from Feeds to Manure

Dr. Chanhee Lee, The Ohio State University

1:20-1:45 pm      

Rumen Modifiers in Today’s Dairy Rations

Dr. Jeff Firkins and Ms. Kelly Mitchell, The Ohio State University


1:45 -1:55  Q&A with Lee and Firkins  



Dr. Jackie Boerman, Purdue University

Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference
April 19-21, 2021
Grand Wayne Center
120 West Jefferson Boulevard
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802

Michigan State University
Dept. of Animal Science


Michigan State University 
Dairy Extension Website

Purdue University
Dept. of Animal Science 

Purdue University 
Dairy Extension Website