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2023 Tri-State Dairy Conference Schedule of Events

Monday, April 10  


4:00 - 7:00 pm

Balchem Mini-Symposium (Anthony Wayne Ballroom A)

Topic: New Revelations in Transition Cow Nutrition

4:00 - 7:30 pm 

Undergraduate Student Presentations (Jefferson C)

Graduate Student Presentations (Jefferson A & B)

6:00 - 6:30 pm (Jefferson Rooms Lobby)

Hospitality Break Hosted by Balchem


Tuesday, April 11

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

Pre-Conference Program Hosted by Perdue Agribusiness

12:00 -12:50 pm 

           Registration (lunch provided in Exhibit Hall)

12:50 - 1:00 pm      

Welcome to the 31st Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference       

Dr. Maurice Eastridge, The Ohio State University

1:00 - 1:40 pm          

Emerging Issue: How Dairy Calf and Pig Immunity Led Me to Biomedical Research

Dr. Stephanie Langel, Case Western Reserve, School of


Theme: Animal Health and Management

Moderator: Dr. Barry Bradford, Michigan State University

1:40 - 2:20 pm

Dietary Supplements to Limit or Booster Calcium Absorption

Dr. Laura Hernandez, University of Wisconsin-Madison

2:20 - 3:00 pm        

Phosphorus Balance in Transition Dairy Cows: What we know and what we don’t

Dr. Walter Grunberg, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Germany

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

3:30 - 4:10 pm       

Optimizing Nutrition for Reproductive Performance

Dr. Jose Santos, University of Florida

4:10 - 4:50 pm

Feed Intake and Feed Efficiency: Can We Make More With Less?

Dr. Heather White, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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
                            (hors d'oeuvres provided; dinner on your own)


6:30 pm 

Nutrition Consultant and Veterinarian Dinner

Hosted by Elanco (Harrison AB)

Topic: The Influence of Inflammation on Transition Cow Health and Performance.

Speaker: Dr. Erin Horst, Elanco Animal Health

7:00-9:00 pm

Extension Educator In-Service (Harrison C)


Wednesday, April 12

7:00 - 7:45 am

             Hot Topic Breakfast Hosted by Phibro Animal Health

             (Anthony Wayne Ballroom)

             Topic: A New Opportunity to Enhance Transition Cow Health                                and Performance Through Vitamin D Nutrition

             Speaker: Dr. Corwin Nelson, University of Florida

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

                       (coffee, milk, and snacks provided by Phibro Animal Health)

8:30 - 8:45 am          

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

Theme: Calves and Heifers

Moderator: Sam Moseley, Diamond V

8:45 - 9:20 am      

Feeding and Management of Surplus Dairy Calves

Dr. Jessica Pempek, USDA-ARS, Lafayette, IN

9:20 - 10:00 am     

Nutritional Strategies to Overcome Transit Stress
Dr. Stephanie Hansen, Iowa State University

10:00 - 10:30 am   Break (refreshments provided)

Theme: Feed Management

Moderator:  Phillip Krueger, Brevant Seeds


10:30 - 11:10  am   

New CNCPS and Modeling the Responses for Feed Additives

Dr. Mike Van Amburgh, Cornell University

11:10 - 11:50 am

Using Precision Technology to Assess Forage Yield and Quality

Dr. Joshua Jackson, University of Kentucky

11:50 -12:30 pm

Designing Efficient Feed Centers

Dr. Mike Brouk, Kansas State University

12:30 pm

Adjourn (lunch provided)

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