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