April 5-6, 2021 - Virtual Conference

Presented by PRO-DAIRY and Northeast Agribusiness and Feed Alliance

The Herd Health and Nutrition Conference is a two-day virtual event for agriservice personnel, feed industry representatives, veterinarians, and dairy producers, featuring educational topics related to current herd health and nutrition management techniques.

Format and Schedule

Each daily three-hour session will include live presentations and Q&A with industry leading presenters. All sessions will be recorded and available to conference registrants. Registrants will also have access to additional presentation content and networking opportunities in a conference app.

Registration is open!

Agenda

12:00 PM

Welcome
Dr. Tom Overton, Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY
Dr. Kristan Reed, Cornell University and NEAFA Education Committee Chair

12:05 PM

Steps to Achieve More Zero Lameness Days
Dr. Gerard Cramer, University of Minnesota

In this session, we will summarize the latest thinking on specific hoof lesions plus cover the key things that dairies need to do to achieve days with 0 lame cows.

12:55 PM

Links between Nutrient Partitioning, Metabolic Health, and Feed Efficiency
Dr. Heather White, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Understanding nutrient use not only helps us improve nutritional strategies to support milk production, but it can also contribute to improvements in metabolic health and feed efficiency. Post-absorptive nutrient metabolism is key both because of nutrient use as precursors for energy or for synthesis of fat and protein, but many nutrients also have the ability to influence regulation. As we continue to dig into understanding nutrient partitioning at the tissue and whole-animal levels, we are finding connections between nutrient partitioning and metabolic regulation, cow health, and feed efficiency. We will dig into some of these links in both the transition to lactation period and throughout lactation.

1:45 PM

Break

2:00 PM

Pandemic Retrospective Dairy Market Analysis
Dr. Chris Wolf, Cornell University

2020 was a year of extremes for the US dairy industry. This presentation will review the market events and consider lessons for management, marketing and policy.

2:50 PM

Adjourn

3:00 PM

By Invitation Only – Speakers and Sponsors Happy Hour

12:00 PM

Welcome
Dr. Tom Overton, Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY
Dr. Kristan Reed, Cornell University and NEAFA Education Committee Chair

12:05 PM

Implications of VWP Duration and Timing of Pregnancy on Reproductive Performance and Profitability
Dr. Julio Giordano, Cornell University

In this session we will discuss how VWP duration and different types of first breeding management strategies affect timing of pregnancy during lactation, and through that the profitability of dairy herds. The latest research and experience working with commercial dairy farms will be presented and discussed.”

12:55 PM

What Drives Financial Success on a Dairy
Dr. Mike Lormore, Zoetis

1:45 PM

Break

2:00 PM

Innovative Approaches to Managing During the Pandemic (Panel Discussion)
Dr. Kaitlyn Lutz, Keseca Veterinary Clinic; Tonya Van Slyke, NEDPA;

2:50 PM

Adjourn

For More Information

Heather Darrow, PRO-DAIRY Conference Coordinator
Phone: (607) 255-4478
Email: dmconf [at] cornell.edu