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This year's course will feature 2 sessions. You may choose to attend the entire course or just one session. Session 1 will feature nutrition management lectures, similar to previous courses. Session 2 will focus on implementation of the CNCPS and will include a farm tour to gather data to use as case studies in addition to round robin lecture sessions.


An outline of the Shortcourse agenda can be found below.  Click here for printable version of the agenda.  This agenda has been approved for 21 ARPAS CEUs.

June 6, 2016 (Session 1, Day 1)

10:00 a.m. Course Welcome and Overview
10:15 a.m. Biology and management of hypocalcemia – Brittany Leno
11:15 a.m. Carbohydrate and protein nutrition of the transition cow - Tom Overton
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Rumination monitoring and its application in herd health management - Julio Giordano
2:30 p.m. Inflammation and immunity in the transition cow – Heather Dann
3:30 p.m. Break
4:00 p.m. Epigenetics of nutrition and management - Tom Overton and Mike Van Amburgh
5:00 p.m. Adjourn
6:00 p.m. Social and Clam and Steak Bake at Moakley House at Robert Trent Jones Golf Course (215 Warren Road, Ithaca)

June 7, 2016 (Session 1, Day 2)

8:00 a.m. Current topics in starch and sugar for lactating cows - Larry Chase
9:00 a.m. Interactions of diet and feeding management - Rick Grant
10:00 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Fiber digestibility/uNDF and its use in ration formulation – Kurt Cotanch and Mike Van Amburgh
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. Miner short stories
2:15 p.m. Fatty acids and role in milk components - Tom Overton
3:00 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. Formulating for improved nitrogen and amino acid efficiencies – Mike Van Amburgh
5:15 p.m. Adjourn and evening on own

June 8, 2016 (Session 2, Day 1)

8:00 a.m. Session 2 Welcome and Overview
8:30 a.m. Data collection at farm and feed chemistry and intake - model prediction to sensitivity inputs
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Rounds Robins, Session 1 - Sensitivity to animal characterization and other model inputs
2:30 p.m. Rounds Robins, Session 2
3:30 p.m. Afternoon Break
4:00 p.m. Rounds Robins, Session 3
5:00 p.m. Session 2, Day 1 Wrap Up
5:15 p.m. Adjourn
6:00 p.m. Social and BBQ at Stewart Park, Ithaca, NY

June 9, 2016 (Session 2, Day 2)

7:30 a.m. Group dynamics – which cow are you feeding and how do you figure it out?
8:30 a.m. CNCPS model updates 6.1 to 6.5 to 6.55
9:15 a.m. Model mechanics: uNDF, rates of digestion, how to best use this data
10:00 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Model mechanics: uN, protein digestion, updated AA, milk N:urinary N as an alternative to efficiencies
11:15 a.m. Lunch
12:15 p.m. Rounds Robins, Session 1 – Diet formulation, model application, feeding and feed strategies, model vs reality
1:15 p.m. Rounds Robins, Session 2
2:15 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. Rounds Robins, Session 3
3:45 p.m. Platform discussion (choose from AMTS, NDS, Dalex)
4:45 p.m. Final wrap up and discussion
5:15 p.m. Adjourn