2019 Tri-State Dairy Conference Schedule of Events

Monday, April 22   


1:30 - 5:30 pm 

Undergraduate Student Presentations

(Jefferson C

Graduate Student Presentations

(PhD - Jefferson A; MS - Jefferson B)


2:00 - 5:30 pm  

Feed Sampling Workshop

(registration required; Harrison DE)

(Sponsored by Cumberland Valley Analytical Services and the Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference) 

Speaker: Charles Ramsey

Topics of the workshop:

Foundation of representative sampling

The importance of randomness in sampling

How to determine sampling error

How to build confidence in test results

Discussion on sampling of common feed types

Hands on activities on sampling

5:30 - 6:30 pm


Dinner for Students, Feed Sampling Workshop Attendees, and Industry Personnel 

(Anthony Wayne Ballroom)

Pre-registration Required

(Sponsored by Midwest ARPAS and the Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference) 

Free to presenting students and their advisors, $35/person otherwise.

Announcement of Undergraduate Student Presentation Awards

Dr. Adam Lock, Michigan State University


Tuesday, April 23


7:00 - 8:00 am Breakfast sponsored by Elanco Animal Health

           (Anthony Wayne Ballroom)

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Pre-Conference Program hosted by Elanco Animal Health
Theme: Calves and Heifers - An Investment in the Future
(Anthony Wayne Ballrooms; registration required)

12:00 - 12:50 pm

Tri-State Conference Registration

(Refreshments provided)

12:00 - 12:50 pm

Midwest ARPAS Luncheon Meeting

(Harrison DE)

12:50 - 1:00 pm

Welcome to the 28th Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference

Dr. Maurice Eastridge, The Ohio State University

1:00 - 1:45 pm

Emerging Issue: Economic Outlook for the Dairy Industry

Dr. David Kohl, Professor Emeritus, Virginia Tech

Theme: Management of Cows and Farms

Moderator:  Dr. Luis Moraes, The Ohio State University

1:45 - 2:25 pm

           Cooling Dairy Cows: Effects on Behavior, Physiology, and                      Production

           Dr. Cassandra Tucker, University of California-Davis

Concurrent Session:

2:35 -3:15 pm

Taking Care of Business

           Dr. David Kohl, Professor Emeritus, Virginia Tech  


Moderator: Dr. Jackie Boerman, Purdue University (Harrison DE)

Optimizing the Role of Starch as an Energy Source for Dairy Cows

Dr. Luiz Ferraretto, University of Florida


3:15 - 3:45 pm

Break (refreshments provided)

3:45 - 4:25 pm

Prevention, Assessment, and Mitigation of Mycotoxicosis
in Dairy Cattle

Dr. Duarte Diaz, University of Arizona


4:25 - 5:05 pm


           Vitamin Supplementation for Lactating Dairy Cows

           Dr. Mark A. Engstrom, DSM








5:05 - 5:20 pm

Announcement of Graduate Student Presentation Awards

Dr. Adam Lock, Michigan State University

5:20 - 5:35 pm

Presentation by First-Place PhD Graduate Student


5:35 - 7:00 pm



(Dinner on your own)

6:30 pm

Veterinarian Dinner, Hosted by Micronutrients (Harrison A)

Nutrition Consultant Dinner, Hosted by Micron Bio-Systems

(Harrison B)

7:00 - 9:00 pm

Extension Educator In-Service (Harrison DE)


Wednesday, April 24  



7:00 - 7:45 am

Industry Sponsored Hot Topic

(breakfast provided; registration required)

Topic: Adapting to a New Economic Normal in Dairy with an Efficiency Focus: Starch digestibility impact

Speaker: Dr. John Goeser, Rock River Laboratories, Watertown, WI

Hosted by Enogen Feed from Syngenta

(Anthony Wayne Ballroom A)

7:45 - 8:30 am

Visit with Exhibitors in Convention Hall (coffee, milk, and snacks provided by Enogen Feed from Syngenta)

Theme: Transition Cows

Moderator: Dr. Dan Dickerhoff, Eastern Buckeye Veterinary Clinic

8:30 - 9:00 am

           Designing the Group Maternity Pen: Insights from the Cow's

           Katherine Creutzinger and Dr. Katy Proudfoot, The Ohio State


9:00 - 9:30 am

          Lipid Mobilization and Inflammation During the Transition

          Dr. Andres Contreras, Michigan State University


9:30 - 10:00 am

Quantifying Protein Mobilization During the Transition Period
Dr. Jackie Boerman, Purdue University

10:00 - 10:30 am

            Feeding Blends of Fatty Acids for Transition Cows

            Dr. Adam Lock, Michigan State University


10:30 - 11:00 am


Break (refreshments provided)


Theme: Energy Efficiency

Moderator: Mr. Steve Sweet, Lely North America

11:00 - 11:30 am

            Contemplating the Energetic Consequences of Bovine

            Dr. Benjamin Enger, The Ohio State University


11:30 am - 12:00 pm

             Breeding for Feed Efficiency

             Dr. Luiz Brito, Purdue University

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

             Interaction Between Protein and Energy Nutrition

             Dr. Bill Weiss, The Ohio State University


12:30 pm

Adjourn (Lunch provided)

Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference
April 22-24, 2019
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