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Advanced Dairy Nutrition Agenda

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 case studies in addition to round robin lecture sessions.

The full course has been approved for 21 ARPAS credits.



Date Time Topic and speaker
Monday, June 4  
  9:00 Registration
  10:00 Course welcome and overview of entire course and Session 1 – Tom Overton
  10:15 Advances and applications of new milk analytics – Dave Barbano
  11:15 Using new milk analytics to improve herd nutrition and management – Heather Dann
  12:15 Lunch
  1:30 Stocking density and cow responses – Rick Grant
  2:30 Feeding for milk fat – Tom Overton
  3:30 Break
  4:00 Nutrition and immunity in transition cows – Sabine Mann
  5:00 Adjourn
  6:030 Clam & Steak Bake at Moakley House, Robert Trent Jones Golf Course (215 Warren Road)
Tuesday, June 5  
  8:00 Biology and application of new approaches to measure fiber digestibility – Mike Van Amburgh
  9:30 Break
  10:00 Forage fiber digestion – uNDF and peNDF interactions – Rick Grant
  11:00 Environmental and economic impacts of precision feeding – Larry Chase
  12:00 Lunch
  1:00 Carbohydrate and amino acid interactions in nutrition – Mike Van Amburgh
  2:15 Amino acid nutrition and metabolism – beyond milk protein – Tom Overton
  3:00 Break – Ice Cream Social
  3:30 Unraveling the milk proteome – Sabrina Greenwood
  4:30 Update and recent advances in colostrum and calf nutrition – Mike Van Amburgh
  5:30 Adjourn
  6:00 Group dinner – Ithaca Marriott Downtown on the Commons (120 South Aurora Street)
Wednesday, June 6  
  8:00 Biology, assessment, and treatment of hypocalcemia in dairy cows – Jessica McArt
  9:00 Dietary strategies to prevent hypocalcemia – Tom Overton
  10:00 Break
  10:30 Emerging insights regarding fatty acid and methyl donor supplementation – Joe McFadden
  11:30 Ruminal adaptation in the transition cow – Heather Dann
  12:30 Lunch
  1:30 Session 2 Welcome and Overview of CNCPS and session – Mike Van Amburgh
  2:00 Feed chemistry and importance in model predictions – Mike Van Amburgh
  3:45 Break
  4:15 Model sensitivity to animal characterization and other inputs for dry cows, lactating cows, and heifers – Tom Overton
  5:15 Adjourn
  6:00 BBQ at the pavilion at Stewart Park by Cayuga Lake (1 James L. Gibbs Dr.)
Thursday, June 7  
  Morning Program: Round robin sessions (individual sessions on diet formulation, model application, and nutritional strategies for heifers, dry cows, and lactating cows)
  8:00 Round Robin session 1
  9:00 Round Robin session 2
  10:00 Break
  10:30 Round Robin session 3
  11:30 Lunch
  12:30 Overview of commercial versions of CNCPS – Mike Van Amburgh and license holders
  1:30 Concurrent sessions – use of AMTS, NDS, and Dalex
  3:30 Adjourn