Course Summary

The Dairy Nutrition Shortcourse and the Advanced Dairy Nutrition and Management Shortcourse are conducted in opposite years as a collaboration between Cornell University and Miner Institute with additional invited course faculty from other universities.

The Dairy Nutrition Shortcourse is conducted in odd calendar years at Miner Institute in Chazy, NY. This shortcourse is designed primarily for early career nutritionists and allied industry professionals seeking a more comprehensive foundation in the principles of dairy cattle nutrition and their application within dairy herd management.

The course blends classroom-based instruction with practical skill development along with networking opportunities for attendees with each other and with course faculty in informal settings. You may receive 2.05 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from Cornell University School of Continuing Education upon completion of all sessions of this program. If you wish to be awarded CEUs, please contact Heather Darrow.

Next Course

  • June 2021

Course Proceedings

Proceedings for the Dairy Nutrition Shortcourse are available for purchase. Materials from select courses are available in 3 ring binder format only at $75 each. Due to shipping charges, there is an additional $20 charge per item for shipping outside of the United States.

To purchase proceedings by credit card, visit Dairy Management Proceedings Orders online. If you have questions during ordering, please contact us at dmconf [at] cornell.edu or (607) 255-4478.

2019 Course Agenda

You may receive 2.05 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from Cornell University School of Continuing Education upon completion of all sessions of this program. If you wish to be awarded CEUs, please contact Heather Darrow.

Schedule

12:30 PM

Registration

1:00 PM

Overview of course -- Tom Overton
Introduction of course faculty and participants
Introduction to Miner Institute – Rick Grant

1:15 PM

Agronomic considerations for forage production and quality – Joe Lawrence

2:30 PM

Silage fermentation and microbiology – Pascal Drouin

3:00 PM

Break

3:30 PM

Practical aspects of silage management – Larry Chase

4:30 PM

Feeding higher forage rations – Larry Chase

5:15 PM

Adjourn

6:30 PM

Beverages and BBQ dinner at Miner Institute
Miner Museum open

8:00 AM

Integrating feed bunk management and cow behavior – Rick Grant

9:00 AM

Ruminal function and metabolism – Sabrina Greenwood

10:00 AM

Break

10:15 AM

Carbohydrate fermentation and nutrition – focus on fiber – Rick Grant

11:15 AM

Carbohydrate fermentation and nutrition – focus on starch – Heather Dann

12:15 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

Protein and amino acid nutrition – Mike Van Amburgh

2:45 PM

Break

3:15 PM

Fat and fatty acids in dairy nutrition – Tom Overton

4:00 PM

Nutrition and milk components - Tom Overton

5:00 PM

Adjourn

5:30 PM

Optional CNCPS discussion session at Miner (Van Amburgh, Overton, Chase, Grant) or dinner on own

8:00 AM

Calf nutrition and management

9:00 AM

Heifer nutrition and management – Mike Van Amburgh

10:00 AM

Break

10:30 AM

Nutrition and environmental considerations - Kristan Reed

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Water quality in dairy nutrition – Rick Grant

2:00 PM

Travel to Miner Institute Dairy Center

2:20 PM

Overview of Miner Institute Dairy Center – Steve Couture and Anna Pape

2:30 PM

  • Round-robins (30 min each) -- Miner Institute Dairy CenterForage assessment, sampling and particle size, TMR management - Larry Chase and Kristan Reed
  • New technologies in dairy nutrition and management (rumination tags, milk analysis) – Heather Dann
  • Herd-level evaluation – Rick Grant and Tom Overton
  • Calf management - Sarah Morrison

5:00 PM

Adjourn

6:30 PM

Group dinner at Valcour Brewing Company
(49 Ohio Ave., Plattsburgh, NY 12903)

8:00 AM

Minerals and vitamins – Larry Chase

8:45 AM

Feeding and managing the dry cow – Tom Overton

9:45 AM

Break

10:00 AM

Feeding and managing the fresh cow – Heather Dann

11:00 AM

Transition cow diagnostics – Tom Overton

12:00 PM

Course evaluation

12:15 PM

Adjourn (Boxed lunches provided)

Course faculty

  • Larry Chase, Cornell University
  • Heather Dann, Miner Institute
  • Pascal Drouin, Lallemand/Miner Institute
  • Rick Grant, Miner Institute
  • Sabrina Greenwood, University of Vermont
  • Joe Lawrence, Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY
  • Sarah Morrison, Miner Institute
  • Tom Overton, Cornell University
  • Kristan Reed, Cornell University
  • Mike Van Amburgh, Cornell University

For More Information

Heather Darrow, Conference Coordinator
Phone: (607) 255-4478
Email: hh96 [at] cornell.edu (subject: Advanced%20Dairy%20Nutrition%20Shortcourse)